Burkhan Khaldun

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Burkhan Khaldun
Burkhan Khaldun is located in Mongolia
Burkhan Khaldun
Burkhan Khaldun
Mongolia
Location
Range Khentii Mountains
Coordinates 48°45′14″N 108°39′50″E / 48.753889°N 108.66375°E / 48.753889; 108.66375Coordinates: 48°45′14″N 108°39′50″E / 48.753889°N 108.66375°E / 48.753889; 108.66375
Official name Great Burghan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, vi
Designated 2015 (39th session)
Reference no. 1440
State Party Mongolia
Region Asia-Pacific

The Burkhan Khaldun (Cyrillic: Бурхан Халдун) is a mountain of the Khentii Mountains in the Khentii Province of Mongolia. The mountain and/or its proximity are rumored to be the birthplace of Genghis Khan, as well as the purported location of his tomb. It is also the birthplace of one of his most successful generals, Subutai.

The mountain is in the 12,000 km² Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area established in 1992. It had strong religious significance before Genghis Khan made it a powerful landmark. It is considered the most sacred mountain in Mongolia, because it was first designated as sacred by Genghis Khan.

Inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, on July 4, 2015.

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