Central Mongolia: along the Tuul, Orkhon, Selenge Rivers in Tuv, Bulgan, Selenge, Ovorkhangai and Arkhangai Provinces, was the center of the Mongol Empire, the center of the Uighur Empire, and the birthplace of Mongolian Buddhism. Today, the cultural heritage of the valley constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Karakorim the ruins of capital city of the Mongol Empire, built by Genghis Khan’s son, Ogedei.

  • Ordu-Baliq archaeological site on the remains of the capital city of the first Uighur Empire
  • Erdene Zuu Monastery the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia
  • Tuvkhun Monastery
  • Khustain Nuruu National Park

Other attractions

Orkhon Valley & Orkhon Waterfall

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Karakorum & Erdene Zuu

Karakorum & Erdene Zuu

Kublai Khan moved his court to Khanbalig (Beijing ), Karakorum fell into decay. Whatever Karakorum’s left was used to help build the Erdene zuu monastery.

Tuvkhen monastery

Tuvkhen monaster

The first temple of Tuvkhen monastery was built in 1654. This first temple was the meditational studio of Under Gegeen Zanabazar. Tuvkhen monastery was restored in 1760 and 1786.

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

One of the interesting solutions is routing of roof water through the inside of four columns, under the floor, through stone grooves and away from the Tsogchin temple.

Tsenkher Hot Springs

Tsenher Hot Springs

Arkhangai province is famous for it’s many ancient volcanoes. The tectonic activities, are responsible for the numerous water springs and natural hot water from an elevation 1.16 mile above sea level.

Naiman Nuur - 8 Lakes

8 Lakes NP

Formed behind the volcanic eruptions that occurred all along the centuries. The park is 1,5 mile above the sea level. An area has been protected as a National Park since 1992.