Chinggiss Khaan Statue complex

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very impressive Jan 20, 2015
Whatever your stance on Genghis Khan, I would recommend taking the trip from Ulaanbaatar to the site. It tales about an our from the capital. It was a part of our day trip outside Ulaan Bataar with a tour- guide. The museum was very worthwhile too. I was absolutely fascinated with the Bronze Age display.

In 2008, a gigantic statue of Genghis Khan riding on horseback was erected on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, 54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is 40 meters tall and wrapped in 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel. It stands on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center that itself is 10 meters tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace.

Inside the two-story base of the statue, visitors can see a replica of Genghis Khan’s legendary golden whip, sample traditional cuisine of horse meat and potatoes, or play billiards. Visitors can ascend to the exhibition hall using an elevator at the back of the horse and then walk to the horse’s head passing through its chest and the back of its neck from where they can have an excellent panoramic view over the complex area and the scenery beyond.

The Chinggis Khan Statue is currently the biggest equestrian statue in the world. The massive steel-clad statue, part of a planned theme park called the Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex.

Mongolians have spent about $4.1 million on the statue.The complex is still unfinished. Plans for a complex of 200 gers, or round felt tents, which will house sleeping quarters for visitors, restaurants and gift shops, all arranged in the pattern of the horse seal used by 13th-century Mongol tribes. A spa, hotel and golf course are also in the works.
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