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Genghis Khan's Monument

Tribute to the greatest Asian conqueror

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Genghis Khan's Monument
Inserted: 05.08.2018
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

The 40-meter-high and 250-ton steel equestrian statue of Genghis Khan lies on the banks of the Tuul Gol River, about 54 km east of Ulaanbaatar, the place where, according to legend, Genghis Khan's golden whip was found. The statue, which symbolically faces east to his birthplace, was designed by sculptor D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargalem. It was completed in 2008.

Genghis Khan's monument

The base of the statue is 10 meters high and 30 meters in diameter and is supported by 36 pillars, which represent all of Genghis Khan's successors. The total cost of building the complex was $ 4.1 million. The complex has a historical museum, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.

Genghis Khan's monument
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Genghis Khan's monument

Through the chest of the statue, the neck and head of the horse you can ascend to the panoramic viewpoint.

Genghis Khan's monument
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Genghis Khan's monument

The historical museum at the base of the sculpture houses collections of fabrics, paintings, period clothing, furniture and weapons.

Genghis Khan's monument
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Genghis Khan's monument

The whole area has 212 hectares. Another local attraction are sculptures of warriors on horseback by various Mongolian artists.

Genghis Khan's monument
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Genghis Khan's monument

The plans for the gradual replenishment of the area are spectacular. More than 200 yurt camps are planned to be built around the statue. The overall layout of the buildings is to be in the form of old Mongolian symbols from banners used by warriors in the 13th century. Yurt camps will be complemented by a number of equestrian statues and during the night the whole complex will be lit by thousands of fires.

Genghis Khan's monument
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Genghis Khan's monument

Genghis Khan made history as the most important Asian conqueror. Under his rule, the Mongol Empire was the largest land empire in the world. It covered an area of 33 million km2 and had a population of approximately 100 million. These included China, Central Asia, Persia, the Caucasus, Siberia and Eastern Europe (up to the borders of Hungary and Moravia). Genghis Khan began military expansion in 1211, penetrated the Great Wall of China two years later, and in 1215 conquered and plundered present-day Beijing. The ruler was an organizational genius, his army was well trained, tactically prepared, communicating directly on the battlefield with smoke signals and battalions.

Genghis Khan's monument
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Genghis Khan's monument

He gradually modernized the gradually conquered territories, supported trade in them and restored the Silk Road. He promoted freedom of faith but also strong laws, non-compliance with which he punished with death. This controversial figure in history is celebrated in Mongolia as a god, leader and father. And he was a father literally, having given birth to a huge number of offspring, up to 8% of today's Asian men have a family relationship with Genghis Khan, which is almost 0.5% of the world's population globally.

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Pavel Čáp
10.08.2018 11:38
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Monumentální - 250 tun nerezu nemůže nikoho nechat chladným :)