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Karakorum (Kharkhorin)

Orthon Valley, Kharkhorin 212920, Mongolia
+976 7032 7808
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Ancient capital of Mongol Empire established by Genghis Khan in 1220.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Orthon Valley, Kharkhorin 212920, Mongolia
+976 7032 7808
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With a guide you get lots more out of the place which of course is also beautiful and interesting as such!

Thank iidalahtee
Reviewed 1 week ago

As Karakorum was the place Ghengis Khan pitched his Gers as his capital it is a must see place in Mongolia . Having said that dont think you are going to see any ancient ruins or the palace of Ghengis Khan . They were nomads...More

Thank WalsallTallboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karakorum was the capital city of the Great Mongol Empire and was founded in the 13th century by Genghis Khan. Karakorum started life as a nomadic camp - and a nomadic city leaves few ruins behind. In fact, of the old city, only a stone...More

Thank koabug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's smaller than what I thought when I saw the picture before the trip. But the content is still very rich and worth seeing. They have gods made out of clay from hundreds years ago and are still intact, well preserved. 108 stupas are just...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The communists did a thorough job in Mongolia when they tried to eradicate the past. Most of the historical sites of the country are gone or in terrible condition. Luckily Kharkhorin survived the 20th century although great parts of it are gone. One can see...More

Thank Powerpill
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The monastery in Karakorum was the biggest that we saw in the country. It is surrounded by 108 stupas that shine white in the sun. There are numerous buildings and temples and many of them contain interesting artifacts. It is an active monastery and there...More

Thank 41Brian72
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great place to visit for half day with Tibetan style monastery Beautiful Buddha image and mural painting

Thank Go Orn O
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Lovely scenery and hiking show nomads lifestyle. If you have a vehicle and guide, there are many sites along the way. We rode Bactrian (2 humps) camels at a small sand dune. Also visited a monastery and stayed in a ger.

Thank FlutistCPA
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The temple and walls are only about 300 years old. The only thing left of the old city is two turtle statutes which I made a point on seeing. The temples are just okay. But all thr sites take less than two hours to visit....More

1  Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed 13 January 2017

nice easy walk, sometimes some one may ask you for fee, best light with sunrise, old wooden architecture

Thank Slunculak
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9 July 2015|
Response from mibaba4 | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend you contact a tour operator and have them make arrangements for you. They can arrange a driver and a tour guide which will be fluent in English. I'm sure they can drive you from Ulaanbaatar to... More