The silk road was an ancient network of trade routes , it contributed greatly to the cultural exchange between China and the West. From the second century BC to the fifteenth century AD .In 1877 It was named the "Silk Road" by Ferdinand Von Richthofen who was a German geographer.
Marco Polo was an Italian merchant adventurer. He was born on September 15, 1254 in Venice Italy. he was one the most famous Westerner traveled on the silk road. His journey through Asia lasted 24 years . Marco first left to china when he was 17 years old. he traveled with his father and uncle who had met the Mongol Emperor Kublai khan.