Visit Kharakorum, Mongolia
In 1220 Genghis Khan chose to move his capital west from Khentii to Karakorum.
Though the city was not completed until after his death it was, for a time, the political, economic and cultural centre of the vast Mongol Empire, housing great palaces, mosques, churches and monasteries representing many of the world’s religions.
Barely a stone now remains, but the sense of history is tangible, and the nearby Erdene Zuu Khiid, the oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, offers a taste of the region’s glorious past.
Map of Kharakorum
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Places near Kharakorum
- Tsenkher Springs 99 kilometers away
- Khogno Khan Mountain 149 kilometers away
- Ongi Khiid 228 kilometers away
- White Lake 257 kilometers away
- The Gobi Desert 288 kilometers away
- Khustai Nuruu National Park 305 kilometers away
- Ulaan Baatar 318 kilometers away
- Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park 405 kilometers away
- Lake Khuvsgul 439 kilometers away