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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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“erdene zuu” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Orthon Valley, Kharkhorin 212920, Mongolia
+976 7032 7808
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Kharkhorin in early September to stay in Gayas Guesthouse and avail of her amazing tours of the Gobi and Orkhon Valley. While we were in Kharkhorin it just so happened to be the 60th anniversary of one of their...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is good, although the maquette of the old city may be a bit exaggerated. The translations into English are funny. The old townhall aka old/destroyed monastery is a bit of a bummer, not much to be seen. No need for a tourguide. The...More

Thank Akxsel
Reviewed 12 October 2017

nice base in the Orkhan Valley, you get to see beautiful sweeping views of the grassland by simply going to the edge of the city

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Beautiful, interesting and cultural. Very interesting place to visit, I would definitely recommend having a guide to learn the most as most of it has been ruined. The walled monastery is interesting and you can just imagine when it was once powerful and big. A...More

Thank NettaWorld
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a rather long trip into the countryside with some great views, amazing photo opportunities as well as a visit to the monastery with some very nice paintings. You will need to stay overnight and spend the next full day in and around for...More

Thank meetisv
Reviewed 13 September 2017

When we paid to enter we were approached by an official guide who gave our group a tour in perfect English which was very informative and interesting.

Thank rob-t-35
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I really enjoyed my time at the Museum. The place was very nice and informative. There was also a nice gift shop and a cafe with WiFi.

Thank talaash17
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I couldn't believe I was really in such an iconic place. Fair to say there's not a lot left above ground; the museum is excellent and there is a model of Guillaume Bouchier's tree. Erdene Zuu is fantastic in its own right. Go to Kharkhorin...More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

Thank iidalahtee
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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
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8 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