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Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape

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To delve deep into the beginnings of Asian city building, take a good look at Orkhon Valley. It’s home to many of the archaeological, historical, and cultural sites that document the military, commercial and administrative starts of the area's greatest empires. The wonderfully preserved ruins give visitors a first hand view into what early civilisations accomplished during their reigns. It is remarkable how long these ruins have lasted, perhaps dating back to the 9th century.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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“Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape”

'The 121,967-ha Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape encompasses an extensive area of pastureland on both banks of the Orkhon River and includes numerous archaeological remains dating back to the 6th century. The site also includes Kharkhorum, the 13th- and… Read more...

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