Kharahhorin is a city in , about 300 km west of Ulaanbaatar as the crow flies. Locals call it Har Horin or Harhorin. Karakorum and its surroundings have been the location of many imperial capitals throughout history, including that of the Uighur Empire, the Mongol Empire when Marco Polo visited, and later on, the Northern Yuan.
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The Monastery is probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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, also Kharkarin Rock or Phallic Rock, is a large statue of a penis raised on a platform on the steppe, located near in , of . is situated 3 km south of Karakorum. Photo: auteur, CC BY 2.0.


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