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Orkhon Valley, Mongolia

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Part of a World Heritage-listed landscape, Orkhon Valley invites you to explore lifestyles and traditions of nomadic tribes that have been wandering through these steppes for centuries. Discover the remains of 8th-century Turkic temples, shops, and monasteries, as well as the 13th-century capital of Genghis Khan's empire. See how little life has changed in the vast grasslands where sheep, cows, goats, and horses satisfy most of people's needs for food, clothing, and transportation. Use our Ulaanbaatar vacation generator to visit Orkhon Valley on your trip to Ulaanbaatar, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The area around the waterfall and stream currents Orkhon is strewn with boulders of volcanic origin. Thousands of years ago a volcanic eruption and hot lava covered the Orkhon River Valley for more than 100 km. Once in the Valley, which established the earthquake happened to cliff and now a powerful stream of water falls from a height of 25 meters, forming the waterfall Ulan Cutgalan. Unfortunately, the colour of the water has an unnatural yellow-brown color. Visiting the waterfall, we searched for about an hour the entrance to the river. Residents of Mongolia are still nomadic people. Here and there on our way in which koshary met by late autumn filled with blejushhimi and mychashhimi guests. Somehow decided to climb higher on the chain of hills, where we saw the enormous carrion-vultures.
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  • Of all the places that we spent time touring in our 10 days, this was definitely the biggest waste of time and tied with the biggest disappointment (with Yolyn Am - no glacier). We were on a private t...  more »
  • Nice to be out in the countryside with all the animals around the gers at night. Grunting yaks for instance. The infrastructure is very basic, but in this case I really feel that is a part of the whol...  more »