Genghis Khan Statue Complex
Name: Genghis Khan Statue Complex
Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Reason to Visit: the largest Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in the world, a superior place to admire the vast grassland of Mongolia
Duration: 1 hour
Our Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Genghis Khan Statue Complex, also known as Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, is located in Ulaanbaatar, which is 55 kilometers from the downtown. The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is the biggest Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in the world. Built in 2008, it is 40 meters tall and weighs 250 tons. This giant statue made of stainless steel was built to memorize the founder of Mongol Empire. The huge Mongol Empire once spread across most of Asia.
Things to do at the Genghis Khan Statue Complex include:
Look Back to the Genghis Khan Statue on the “Head of the Horse”
There is a viewing platform on the “head of the horse”, where tourists can have a panoramic view of the vast grassland of Mongolia. There is an elevator hidden in the statue, visitors can take the elevator and climb the stairs to the viewing platform. It is an interesting experience to look back to the huge Genghis Khan Statue on the “head of the horse”.
Many tourist take photos with the Genghis Khan Statue at the viewing platform. What did the Genghis Khan think when he was riding the horse and picking up the gold whip? Maybe many visitors will have this question when they are on the viewing platform.
Visit the Museum and Know about the History of Mongol Empire
There is a museum under the statue. You can visit the museum to know about the history of Mongolia. There is staff explaining to you to help you learn the history. You will know about how huge territory the Mongol Empire it is during the Genghis Khan period. At its peak, the Mongol Empire spanned Eurasia and reached 33 million square kilometers, almost conquering more than half of the world's civilizations at that time.
There is a huge boot in the tourist center, which is the largest boot in the world. There are souvenir shops inside the statue where you can buy characteristic souvenirs in Mongolia.
Enjoy the Spectacular Natural Scenery
The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue is located in the remote steppe. There is no doubt that the viewing platform is a superior place to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the vast grassland and the rolling mountains.
When the sun sets, the sunshine falls on the stainless steel statue. And the statue looks gold and more splendid. A huge statue stands in the vast steppe, with the sunset, which is very beautiful. And you can fully experience the vastness and beauty of Mongolia at the sunset.
Experience the Horseback Riding
Mongolia is one of the few countries that retain nomadic culture in the world. Ride a horse and run on the grassland will be very joyful. The experience of horseback riding will provide you the excitement and relaxation of riding a horse on the vast steppe. With the spectacular scenery surrounded, ride a horse and look far into the distance of the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, you will feel the beauty of splendid and spectacular.
Wear the National Costume of Mongolia
At the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, you can wear the national costume of Mongolia and take photos. Wearing national costume and taking photos is of commemoration significance. It is a way to feel the life and culture of Mongolian nomadic people.
Visit the Yurts of Nomadic People
Another way to experience the life and culture of nomadic people is to visit the yurts of them. Not far away from the statue, there are some yurts of Mongolian herders. You can visit the yurts and learn about customs of the nomadic people.