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Kharakhorum

Written on: Wednesday June 13th, 2012

A journal entry from: November 2011 until...

Stopped off at Tuvkhun Monastery on the way to Kharakhorum.

After some perilous roads (we had to get out and walk at one stage as there was a danger of tipping down a mountainside) we walked about a km through some forest to the Tuvkhun complex which is perched on the top of a hill surrounded by fantastic views.

We then went on to the ancient capital of Kharakhorum and the Erendezuu monastery. I guess one of the things about having once had a huge empire, is that there is bound to be a bit of payback along the way, so unfortunately a lot of the ancient statues were intentionally destroyed by armies well before the communists got into the act.

Another important discovery was Bonk! the blue monster.