Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin

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#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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  • I knew this was going to be so special from the minute our driver of Sunpath Mongolia tours stopped the 4WD. This site Is actually UNESCO world heritage listed. It was there the Great Mongolian Empire...  more »
  • Located next to the temple complex, this modern, well laid out museum provides a fascinating look at the history of Mongolia and puts into perspective the Mongol Empire. The exhibits were labelled equ...  more »
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