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Temple at Erdene Zuu Monastery  
   

Temple at Erdene Zuu Monastery

Kharkhorin

June 17th 2006
Today is our 15th day in Mongolia, one more day before we say goodbye. Here we are, at Kharkhorin, in Övörkhangai Province, adjacent to the ancient city of Karakorum. It is our second time to this place, having been here last June. The highlight of Today is the Erdene Zuu Monastery, probably the oldest buddhist monastery in mongolia. The monastery was constructed with stones from the ruins ... read more
Asia » Mongolia

Mongolian Flag The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more
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