Marco Polo is famous for his travels through Asia. He was one of the first Europeans to travel into Mongolia and China. He became famous for his book that told the story of his travels along the Silk Road to China. Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy around 1254. In 1271, when he was 17 years old, he traveled to Asia with his father and uncle. On this journey, he became a favorite of Kublai Khan, the Mongol emperor. He roamed through Mongolia and China for 17 years. He traveled farther into China than any European had gone before. Finally he journeyed to Persia and then back home. In all, he was gone for 24 years! Join Marco Polo on his trek across Asia to experience all the adventures in the new lands he visited.