Great Imperial Map Monument
The best tour operator is Morin Jim, a French-run operation based at Morin Jim Café. Horse trips cost T20,000 per day per horse, plus...
Just beyond the closest stone turtle, stretching for about 1km east, is the site of ancient Karakorum. The foundations of Karakorum’s...
Apart from the main temples, there are several other interesting things to see. The gravestones of Abtai Khaan (1554–88) and his...
Dream Land Restaurant
Housed at Dream Land ger camp, 20 minutes walk southwest of town, this branch of Ulaanbaatar’s California restaurant serves Western...
Great Imperial Map Monument information
This large new monument, built in 2004, is on a hill overlooking Kharkhorin to the southwest. The three sides honour various empires established on the Orkhon Gol, including the Hunnu period (300–200 BC), the Turkic period (AD 600–800) and the Mongol period (13th century). There are superb panoramic views from here.