KHARKHORIN: The people who study world history, know about Kharkhorin city. In 1206 Chinggis
khaan established the Mongolian Great Empire and built the capital city of Kharkhorin.
Researchers say Orkhon Valley is
Mongolian geographic center and gene,
and that Mongolian ancient tribes used to unite to focus to get the strength.
is the Uighur word meaning "dark brown dirt soil." Kharkhorin is
surrounded by big walls, four palaces of Tumen amgalant had a green tile floor, a large tree sculpted of silver and other precious metals
rose up from the middle of the courtyard and loomed over the palace, with the
branches of the tree extended into the building.
Silver fruit hung from the limbs and it had four
golden serpents braided around the trunk, while within the top of the tree was
placed a trumpet angel, all is performing for the emperor's pleasure.
The four corners of the gate had a trading market, shining monuments on
the four turtle are in four corners, Christianity, Islamic, Buddhist religion, 12 Buddhist
temples were settled and artisan
districts and traders were to the streets of major cities.
In 1380, 1466 the Ming state attacked the city, since then it failed to
recover but so far the glory of the name is not forgotten.
In 1996, Mongolian and Japanese scientists did a detailed topographic
and concluded that there is 100 years of research left. Even though Kharkhorin
was the capital city of Mongolia, it was not the center that the kings used to
make political policy. The captured people are Roman Pontifical Plano Carpini
in 1246, Wilgelm De Rubruk in 1253,
Marco Polo who came to Kharkhorin near the Kubilai khaan in 1271, made the Kharkhorin city famous in
Every year 30,000 tourists vsit Kharkhorin city to
imagine ancient capital city as exist now. Visiting Kharkhorin is an amazing
experience to feel an old world capital. You will wonder what is left and what
is still exist.
2 DAYS TOUR: KHARKHORIN & ERDENEZUU MONASTERY
(By car 800 km)
- (09:00) Drive to
the west to Khugnukhan mountain
approx 290 km.
- Visit to a
- Camelback riding
to the Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes
over 30 min.
- Drive to Kharkhorin town.
- Visit to Erdenezuu monastery.
- Visit to Kharkhorin
- Drive to Ugii lake.
- Visit to Memorial complex of Turkish period.
- Picnic nearby Ugii
- Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. (19:00)
- 1 pax: 400 $ per person
- 2 pax: 220 $ per person
- 3 pax: 160 $ per person
- 4 pax: 150 $ per person
lunch, dinner, chauffeured
vehicle, gasoline, interpreter
to nomads, camelback
fees for monasteries, entry fees for museum, tax
for national park, ticket
for complex & road
& photo taxes, drinks, emergency
land rescue if required, personal
items of purely nature, tips etc ….