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Marco Polo Reloaded – Through China

Accompany Lonely Planet travel writer Bradley Mayhew. Written and directed by Rolf Lambert and Bernd Girrbach.

Some scholars are disputing the validity of Marco Polo’s writings, a few even speculating that he never made it to China. In part 4 of the documentary Bradley Mayhew explores in detail Marco Polo’s route through China. He visits the remote ruins of Kublai Khan’s summer palace at Xanadu, researches Beijing and travels by boat down the Grand Canal of China to the metropolis of Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the finest city in the world”. Did the Venetian make it to China? Follow Bradley Mayhew and find out for yourself.

“Marco Polo Reloaded” is a four-part documentary series retracing the route of Marco Polo. Through China contains a 52 minutes long episode of the documentary film ‘Marco Polo Reloaded’, along with short clips and many impressive photos and travel quotations.

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