Kublai Khan's Garden
The traveler uses this place to provide a point of origin for the stories told so that the listener can visualize the cities from the perspective of sitting in a beautiful setting on a nice evening.
The City of Venice
All of the tales told by the traveler are filtered through this place and its inhabitants.
The Stone Bridge
At the end of Chapter 5, Polo has an architectural discussion about this object with Khan.
This object is used to facilitate one of the character's understanding of the birth, growth, and decline of a city.
Wanting absolute answers, one of the characters uses these objects to try to force precise descriptions out of the traveler.
The City of Kin-Sai
This is the only place that the two main characters visit together. It is the most recent addition to the empire.
The City of Armilla
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