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Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • It's an UNESCO site, vast grassland & faraway mountain ranges with lots of horses, goats & cattle for company. We stayed at the Orkhon Ger Camp just a kilometer from the waterfall. 
  • in a raid motorcycle arrived at the falls of the Orhon. What peace and what serenity! We do have this habit in France. To get there he must meander among the stones of basalt and there you discover a beautiful waterfall. We were homestay, Mongolians are very friendly and the food is good. very good trip.
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