Mongolia: Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharakhorum
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Little Chinggis Khans
Temple at Kharakorum
|Mongolia’s ancient capital, Kharakhorum, Chinggis Khaan’s fabled city, was founded in 1220 in the Orkhon valley, at the Silk Road. Walls with 108 stupas surround the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia (Erdene Zuu Monastery).
Date: Jul 06, 2004
Longitude: 102° 55.91'
Latitude: 47° 8.18'
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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08