Photographer's Note

I posted some photos of Genghis Khan equestrian statue, this is the view you have leaving the statue, situated in a touristic complex

The project ( from a Mongolian site)
As the Eifel Tower is for the French, the Statue of Liberty for the Americans, the Great Wall for the Chinese, and the Taj Mahal for the Indians, the project initiators wish to turn the Genghis Khan statue into an icon of which Mongolia can be proud.
Mongolians hope that this complex will provide a new and distinctive image for the Mongolian tourism industry.

Within the complex area covering 212 ha, 13th Century living will brought to life for today's modern people. The statue is also surrounded by over 200 ger camps and examples of tribes' lifestyles with trading using coins from the 13th Century.
Construction of the whole complex is to be completed in 2010, with a spa, hotel and golf course currently underway

Note from my visit in June 2011
What looked like it could become a kind of Mongolian Disney Park is till now quite desolated, while visiting the statue, we met only two people from Spain,the whole area reminds secluded to our great joy
The only constructions are, apart from the statue and till last year, these few gers...may be some years later...

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1623 W: 9 N: 3175] (12742)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-19
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 15:49
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