Orkhon Valley Heritage

Central Mongolia Attractions: Orkhon Valley HeritageThe Orkhon Valley covers an area of 1,220 square kilometers and is one of the most important cultural regions in the world and was recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage as a cultural landscape in 2004. The extensive area encompasses the pasture land on both banks of the Orkhon River and includes numerous archaeological sites dating back to the 6th century. The Orkhon Valley Cultural landscape includes sites such Karakorum - the 13th century capital of Genghis Khan's Empire, Erdene Zuu monastery, Tuvkhun monastery and Khar Balgas from the Uyghur Empire, which are all located in Uvurkhangai Aimag.

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