Silk Road Trade & Travel Encyclopedia
İPEK YOLU ve YOLLARI ANSİKLOPEDİSİ
Interesting Facts & Trivia
20 - QUESTION: What are two cities in Central Asia that begin with the letter "S," and "B," which Marco Polo visited?
Answer: Samarkand & Balkh.
Samarkand is located in Uzbekistan. In his account called The Travels, Marco Polo records his journey along the Silk Road and describes Samarkand as a "a very large and splendid city..."
Balkh is a city in Afghanistan that was one of the major cities of Khorasan. Marco Polo described Balkh as a "noble and great city."
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