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. PutKharakhorum 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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  • This ancient citadel and holy place is well worth a visit. The Mongolian people visiting are also a fine sight to see in their traditional clothing. The entrance is very .touristy' with shops...  more »
  • We really enjoy walking through history and seeing how different cultures evolved through time. The old city of Karakoram is one of the neatest places I have been to. The monastery and ruins of the...  more »
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