Xanadu was originally a song by the band Rush, but Kublai Khan liked the song so much he named his summer home in the Hamptons after it. Xanadu was reported to have been much better than the Playboy Mansion because of its 15:1 stripper-to-man ratio. It became well known as a standard for opulent living.
The palace is remembered today due to the poem "Kublai Khan" by Kublai's successor, Dschingis Khan (a noted poet in his later years), which contains the lines:
- A place where nobody dared to go
- The love that we came to know
- They call it Xanadu
- And now, open your eyes and see
- What we have made is real
- We are in Xanadu
The poem is notoriously unfinished because it was interrupted by a man from Prague who wanted to borrow Dschingis's VCR.