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Erdene-Dzuu in the region of Övörhangay is a place in Mongolia - some 195 mi or ( 313 km ) West of Ulan Bator , the country's capital city .

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Time in Erdene-Dzuu is now 10:37 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Ulaanbaatar " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Shanh, Sangiyn Dalay, Mardzad, Mandalgovi, and Erdenet. Since you are here already, consider visiting Shanh . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Erdene-Dzuu ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Galop à cheval dans les steppes mongols

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The most remote place on earth Andrewanderica's photos around Kharkhorin, Mongolia

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Mongolia - Erdene Zuu monastery 2

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Travel to Mongolia | Central Mongolia Tours | Mongolia Travel

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Travel to Central Mongolia for the UNESCO heritage Orkhon river valley, Mongol Empire's ancient capital Karakorum and 16th century Erdene Zuu monastery. The following Mongolia tours take you to Centra ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Erdene Zuu Monastery

The Erdene Zuu Monastery (Mongolian: Эрдэнэ Зуу хийд) is probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Located in Övörkhangai Province, approximately 2 km north-east from the center of Kharkhorin and adjacent to the ancient city of Karakorum, it is part of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site.

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Located at 47.20 102.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 1585 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia, Religious organizations established in the 1580s, Tibetan Buddhist temples


Karakorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, and of the Northern Yuan in the 14–15th centuries. Its ruins lie in the northwestern corner of the Övörkhangai Province of Mongolia, near today's town of Kharkhorin, and adjacent to the Erdene Zuu monastery. They are part of the upper part of the World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape.

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Located at 47.21 102.85 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Mongolia, Former populated places in Mongolia, Mongol Empire, Sites along the Silk Road


Kharkhorin is a town and sum (district) center in the Övörkhangai Province in Mongolia. Sum population was 13,828 (1994), 13,964 (2000), 13,496(2003). Kharkhorin town population is 8,977 (2003), city area is 20.5 km. Kharkhorin is located at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon River, part of the World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. The location marks the eastern foothills of the Khangai Mountains, where they meet the rolling steppe of central Mongolia.

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Located at 47.20 102.82 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Districts of Övörkhangai Province, Populated places in Mongolia

Kharkhorin Rock

Kharkhorin Rock, also Kharkarin Rock or Phallic Rock, is a large statue of a penis raised on a platform on the steppe, located near Erdene Zuu Monastery (part of the World Heritage Site entitled Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape) in Kharkhorin, Övörkhangai Province of Mongolia. The phallic rock statue has dual functions; primarily it is a reminder to the monks to remain celibate, but it is also a symbol of fertility and human life.

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Located at 47.19 102.85 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Mongolia, Mongolian culture, Monuments and memorials in Mongolia, Phallic monuments, Övörkhangai Province

Kharkhorin Airport

Kharkhorin Airport is a public airport located in Kharkhorin, a sum (district) center in the Övörkhangai Province of Mongolia. The airport is located 4 km north of the town. There is a small passenger terminal building at the northeast side of apron but it is reported that there are virtually no passenger or cargo handling facilities.

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Located at 47.25 102.83 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
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