Kharkhorin - In 1220 Chinggis Khaan set up the capital of Mongolian realm on the fruitful fields along the Orkhon River. This is called Kharkhorin, 373 km from Ulaanbaatar city. Kharkhorin is situated at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon River, which is part if the World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. The area denotes the eastern lower regions of the Khangai Mountains. Kharkhorin town populace is 8,977 (2003), city zone is 20.5 km2.