Xanadu

[ zan-uh-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ˈzæn əˌdu, -ˌdyu /

noun

a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.

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Origin of Xanadu

S.T. Coleridge's modification, in the poem “Kubla Khan” (1797), of Xandu (17th century spelling), modern Shangtu, the site of Kublai Khan's summer residence in SE Mongolia
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