Orkhon river

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    The Orkhon River (Mongolian: Орхон гол, Orkhon gol) is a river in Mongolia. It rises in the Khangai Mountains of Arkhangai aimag and flows northwards for 1,124 km (698 mi) before joining the Selenge River, which flows north into Russia and Lake Baikal. The Orkhon is longer than the Selenge, making it the longest river in Mongolia. Major tributaries of the Orkhon river are the Tuul River and Tamir River.
    There are two sets of ancient ruins along the river valley: Khar Balgas, the ancient capital of the Uyghur Kingdom and Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire. Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov excavated several Hunnic Imperial tombs in the area of the river valley.
    Very close to the Orkhon the Ulaan Tsutgalan river features a waterfall, ten meters wide and twenty meters high. The waterfall is a popular destination for tourists. Fish in the Orkhon river include pike, carp, perch, taimen and catfish.

    Denis Collette...!!!, sharkoman, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. fang99 26 months ago | reply

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    2. rupam0 26 months ago | reply

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    3. ARIUKAMO 26 months ago | reply

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    4. Levels Nature 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! :-)

    5. Cornelia G.Becker (soulll59) 26 months ago | reply

      so beautiful
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    6. gianco1952 26 months ago | reply

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    11. montel7 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image and interesting description .

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    13. B_walker 26 months ago | reply

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    14. Unlucky_Alf [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

      Great shot.

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