Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan (ca. 1162-1227) was the founder and ruler of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history.

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Ancient Merv
Bamiyan Valley The Shahr-e Gholghola was the site of 13th century Siege of Bamyan and the massacre of the city's population by Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, avenging the murder of his favorite grandson. This is the origin of the city's moniker "City of Woe". The citadel of Shahr-e Zuhak in the valley was also destroyed by Genghis Khan.
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain Closely associated with his birth and burial place
Orkhon Valley


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