Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin

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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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  • 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 »
  • even if it was freezing cold because of the wind the visit was very interesting. We hired a guide who was very knowledgeable and spoke in good english but the place is beatiful even on a self guided t...  more »
  • The Karakoram is the capital of the Mongol Empire. The city ruins was found excavated many excavations of archaeologists will not be so, we now know a lot of things also. It is a great Museum that its achievements can be.
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  • Good history place...not too much to see but not bad
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  • Very nice museum.
  • Ancient 700 year old capital city of the largest empire in the history of man.
  • Great museum with lots of information but not much to read. We were lucky to discovery it with our guide so we had lots of explanations. it is a great place to start a trip as we learn lots about the culture and history.
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