HISTORICAL DAY TRIPS
Explore Mongolia's Rich History
Our camp is the perfect base from which to explore local historical sites, in particular the breathtaking monastery and museum at Karakorum. Our knowledgeable guides are at your disposal to escort you on your day trip back in time.
Karakorum was once the capital of the Mongol Empire established in the 13th century. Its heyday only lasted about 40 years before Kublai han moved the capital to Dadu (modern day Beijing). After this the city was hit by warfare amongst the tribes and faded from history. Much of the ruined city was used to build the Erdene Zuu monastery in the 16th Century.
- The Monastery of Erdene Zuu founded in 1586 and built from the remains of the capital.
- The ruins of Tumen Amgalan (the Palace of Worldly Peace) built in 1235.
- The Stone Turtles two of which remain outside the walls of the Monastery.
- Great Imperial Map Monument, a large monument on a hill offering panoramic views.