ORKHON VALLEY

Description

Orkhon valley lies in the central part of Mongolia, around 350km west of Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia. Archaeologically rich Orkhon River basin is home of nomadic cultures and beautiful wild nature. The site includes Kharkhorum – the grand capital of the vast Mongol Empire established by Chinggis Khaan, famous Orkhon waterfall, astonishing Eight lakes, Tuvkhun monastery, Shankh monastery – small charming temple, Erdenezuu – the biggest Buddhist monastery and of course Orkhon river itself. For centuries the area was home to major political, cultural and religious activities of nomadic empires. The Orkhon Valley also served as a crossroads of civilizations, linking East and West across the vast Eurasia.

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