Abstract: During the Mongol-Yuan dynasty, many tourists travelled along the Silk Road, of whom about 15 have detailed records which could be used to restore their journeys. The journeys of those tourists are of great significance to the study of varied routes of the Silk Road in different periods of the Mongol-Yuan dynasty. This study first collected the travel points of the tourists from literature, and then drew their travel routes based on modern research findings, historical and modern maps, Google Earth satellite images, and so on. The travel of the 15 tourists, from the earliest Yelü Chucai (1218) to the latest Marignolli (1353), had a time span of more than a century. According to the travel time of each tourist, we categorized the total 673 locations into 20 groups of travel points and the total 64 sections of travel routes into 20 groups, thus forming this data set.
Keywords: Mongol-Yuan dynasty; tourist; Silk Road; travel point; travel route; GIS