The Mongol Empire was the largest continuous land empire and the second largest empire overall in world history, after the British. At its height, it stretched from the Danube to the Sea of Japan and from Novgorod to Cambodia, covering over 12,741,000 sq mi or 22% of the Earth's total land area, with an estimated population of about 100 million people. The success of the Mongol Empire exceeds any other world conquerors in its preceding time and afterwards, including those of Alexander the Great and Napoleon. The empire reached its zenith during the Khubilai Khan who conquered all of China and establishing the Great Yuan Dynasty. The time between 14th century till early 20th century saw Mongolia’s disintegration into smaller parts and was eventually conquered and ruled by the Qing Dynasty for 350 years, which ended in 1911.
Day 1 “13th Century Complex” / Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue
In the morning, meet your guide and begin driving east. En route, stop at and visit Chinggis khan equestrian statue. Visit a private collection of 13th century art craft and enjoy exploring the monument. Next, drive to the 13th century complex and explore 13th century style camps. You will be served a traditional Mongolian lunch in the large “Khaan’s Ger”. We will also visit the other encampments that resemble the 13th century camps of shamans, nomads and ger-library. In the late afternoon, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. (L)
- All sightseeing excursions including all admission fees;
- All transfers;
- All transfers by private VIP touring van or coach including drinking water;
- English speaking guide with local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout trip;
- All taxes and service charges.