Central Mongolia

Central Mongolia is a region in that contains the capital of modern Mongolia and the ruins of capital of the Mongol Empire. The Orkhon Valley, west of , along the Orkhon River in the Övörkhangai and Arkhangai Provinces, was the center of the Mongol Empire, the center of the Uighur Empire, and the birthplace of Mongolian Buddhism.

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— also Ulan Bator, UB, or in the local language, Khot — is the capital and the largest city in .


Kharahhorin is a city in , about 300 km west of Ulaanbaatar as the crow flies.

is the capital of . Situated on the opposite side of Bogd Khan Uul Mountain from the capital, Ulaanbaatar, can seem like a sleepy suburb.

is in . Gun-Galuut, 130 km east-southeast of , offers an ecosystem diversity although it encompasses a comparatively small area.

is the capital of province. The town is located in a beautiful forested valley …

Khognokhan mountain specially protected territory is in , 280 km west of on the way to Kharkhorin and 90 km east of Kharkhorin.

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