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Mongolia, Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape

 Posted by , last edited on September 30, 2013 at 05:49:01

Location Orkhon-Kharkorin Region, Mongolia
Coordinates N47 33 24 E102 49 53
Property 121,967 ha
Date of Inscription 2004

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1081 )

The 121,967-ha Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape encompasses an extensive area of pastureland on both banks of the Orkhon River and includes numerous archaeological remains dating back to the 6th century. The site also includes Kharkhorum, the 13th- and 14th-century capital of Chingis (Genghis) Khan’s vast Empire. Collectively the remains in the site reflect the symbiotic links between nomadic, pastoral societies and their administrative and religious centres, and the importance of the Orkhon valley in the history of central Asia. The grassland is still grazed by Mongolian nomadic pastoralists.

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