Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin

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#4 of 19 in Museums in Mongolia
Must see · History Museum · Museum
Explore the ruins of Kharakhorum Museum, the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. PutKharakhorum Museum into our Kharkhorin trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Only go if you are passing or visiting Erdene Zuu. The request (demand) to pay to take photos is tiny and easily missed (I did until a fierce looking attendant told me off). You HAVE to see an a/v...  more »
  • This museum offers an insight to the history of ancient Mongolia through the various artifacts on display. Photo taking of the artifacts is not allowed unless you pay a nominal fee (which was what I.....  more »
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