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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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Where to stay in Ulaanbaatar

The capital city of Ulaanbaatar doesn't disappoint when it comes to its choice of accommodations, with a range of styles and types to choose from. The usual place to look lies to the northeast of the main train station, in the central district that surrounds Chinggis Khaan Square. Luxury and non-luxury chain hotels, some storied older hotels, and a variety of fairly standard options abound across this central district, close to the main urban attractions. Dotted throughout are a number of guesthouses, providing value for money mid-range and budget options, including some offering shared "gers" (traditional Mongolian sleeping tents).
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  • Orkhon Valley is a must for tourists to experience the nomadic and lush greenlands of Mongolia. Visitors can expect a really bumpy car ride on the way in. We didnt get to stay at the tourist camp but ...  more »
  • 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 »