Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin

4.3
#4 of 23 in Museums in Mongolia
Explore the ruins of Kharakhorum Museum, the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Put Kharakhorum Museum into our Kharkhorin trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's about an hour of tour to read snd understsnd the exhibits. Need to pay for rights to take photos within museum. So no photos of the inside of museum.  more »
  • We arrived at a time when the museum was almost closing. We were still able to see a lot of collections and learned the history of the Mongol Empire. Wish we could be there a little longer.  more »
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