Another World
In Marco Polo's footsteps: from Venice to the Holy Land, through the Middle East to the home of the assassins of Alamut.
01 Sep 2014 14:42 GMT
Marco Polo's travels retraced - from the Pamir Mountains along the Silk Road to Xanadu and the kingdom of women.
Retracing Marco Polo's journey through the heartland of China - from mighty Beijing to the City of Heaven.
About the series

East and West - where does the power lie? Where does the future lie? How does China fit into the world? These were the questions that a young merchant from Venice was asking when he set out to discover the unknown East. His story, related in The Travels of Marco Polo , described a new world that the West had little knowledge of and shaped how the West viewed the East ever since. Now, those questions about China seem relevant again. What would Marco Polo's journey look like today?

A contemporary retracing of Marco Polo's 13th century journey, exploring the world he witnessed and contemplating East and West today - people, places, power and perceptions.

In Pictures: Marco Polo