Kharkhorin - is a small village and one of the country's major tourist destinations and historically known as Karakorum city.
The most prominent historical site in Orkhon Valley is Kharkhorum, the ancient capital of Mongol empire. Kharakhorum, founded in 1220 by Chinghis Khan, was not only the capital of the vast Mongolian Empire, but the epic center of trade along Silk Road, and a cultural melting pot bridging east and west.
It was from there that the Mongol Empire governed and controlled through Asia and Eastern Europe for over 400 years. Craftsmen from Mongolia and abroad participated in the construction of the city. The highlight of construction in Kharakhorum occurred during the reign of Ogodei Khan.