To the world, Genghis Khan is a fearsome, brutal and a savage dictator who won half the known world in the 13th century. He is w...
To the world, Genghis Khan is a fearsome, brutal and a savage dictator who won half the known world in the 13th century. He is well known for the destruction and brutalities that he brought upon the regions resulting in a death of a number of people.
Contrary to this, Mongolian served him as a national hero and a popular figure for some good reasons. He is the founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history. Genghis Khan was also responsible for putting the position of Mongols in the world’s map. He appeared on everything from cigarette packets to the liquor bottles, but it seems that public affection to Genghis Khan has not yet diminished.
Mongolia's main international airport in Ulaanbaatar is named as Chinggis Khan International Airport, tourists and students attend Chinggis Khan University stays as the Chinggis Khan Hotel.
In 2008, a huge statue of Genghis Khan riding a horse was erected on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog. The Genghis Khan Statue is 40 meters tall and is the world’s largest equestrian statue that stands double in height than previous record holder in Uruguay. The statue is completely wrapped up with 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel and cost $4.1 million to construct. The statue stands on the top of the Genghis Khan Statue complex, 36 columns to the base represent 36 Khan Dynasty of emperors from Genghis to Ligden Khan. (17.1)
At the base of the Genghis Khan Statue, tourists can visit archaeological museum, try hands-on traditional Mongolian costumes, play billiards, tour the different portraits of the Khan lineage, can taste the cuisine at the restaurant on the second floor. Using elevator visitors can pay a visit to the exhibition hall that exhibits about the Bronze Age and the culture of the Xiongnu in Mongolia. Adjacent to the museum is a recreation and a tourist center which covers 520 acres.
Take the elevator to the top of the horse’s head to enjoy the exotic and panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The statue commemorates the site where legend says Genghis Khan found a golden whip. As said – This whip somehow inspired Genghis Khan to go on to conquer much of the world.
The sculpture is an architecture by J.Enkhjargal and designed by D.Erdenebileg and the whole cost ($4.1) million was spent by the Genco Tour Bureau - the company mainly responsible for the tourism in Mongolia. Genghis Khan is portrayed as an excellent military strategist who joined the warring tribes together in order to establish the biggest empire ever.
The statue indicates that Genghis Khan is standing on Europe and coming back to his country after his successful military campaign of Europe. If you move your eyes to the East, you will also notice a small statue of his mother greeting him.
Plan your trip to Mongolia and make sure that you don’t forget to visit Genghis Khan Statue on your way.
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