I love my large elegant home in the capital city Khanbaliq
The Yuan dynasty lasted 100 years.
Mongol in the Government
I am a chinese scholar official and the Mongol leaders let me keep my job.
Khanbaliq was the capital city of China. Khanbaliq was in the place of modern day Beijing. It was known for it's large streets, glorious palaces and elegant homes.
I am Marco Polo. I led an expedition to China to learn more about this wonderful place
The Yuan dynasty was founded by Kublai Khan. Yuan means beginning but the empire only lasted about 100 years. Kublai Khan ruled for 30 of those years.
Mongol leaders had the best jobs in China. The Mongols let most of the Chinese scholar-officials keep there jobs in the government which most other empires did not allow.
By: Alex Montano and Tiia Lachance
This project was made by Alex Montano and TIia Lachance.
Marco Polo was a European explorer who made his way to Mongol China. He was from Venice, Italy. Marco Polo spent 16 years in China and he ruled a city called YangChow for 3 years. When he came back from China he wrote a book about China.
The Mongols built lots of ships which helped trade. They used the Silk Road to trade with other European nations. China traded tea, silk and porcelain for silver, spices, carpets and cotton. The trade helped make the Mongol empire one of the richest empires in history.
I am a trader traveling the Silk Road to trade with China.