Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
The Orkhon Valley encompasses 121.967 hectares, and can be found in Central-Mongolia. It also includes Kharkhorum, the 13th and 14th century capital of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s vast Empire. The inclusion of this site is a tribute to Mongolia’s nomadic culture, that even now persists. Further, it illustrates several significant stages in human history. First and foremost it was the centre of the Mongolian Empire; secondly it reflects a particular Mongolian variation of Turkish power; thirdly, the Tuvkhun hermitage monastery was the setting for the development of a Mongolian form of Buddhism; and fourthly, Khar Balgas, reflects the Uighur urban culture in the capital of the Uighur Empire.
Length of the way: It is 450 km away from Ulaanbaatar to Orkhon Waterfall. From Kharkhorin Erdenzuu Monastery to Orkhon Waterfall, it is 85 km.
Duration of the travel: Having paved road, trip to Kharkhorin is up to 6 hours with stop overs. From Kharkhorin to Orkhon Waterfall, the road is dust and would take longer than it is.
Best Travelling Way
Public Transfer: A daily Bus from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin departs from Dragon Bus Station at 11.00 AM.
Private Transfer: If you want to explore Mongolian hote destinations on the way to Orkhon Waterfall, you better to rent cars from Travel Agencies in Ulaanbaatar. They can provide you with japan jeeps, minivans etc with experienced dricers and tour guides.
Visiting Nomadic family
On the Way Destination
Uvgun templeElsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes
Main Visit Sites
Volcanic RocksOrkhon Waterfall
Many interetsing sites
Different kind of species
On a Map