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The Statue

The Genghis Khan Statue on horseback is 40 meters (131 feet) tall,situated on the bank of the Tuul River, where according to legend, he found a golden whip
The statue is covered with 250 tons of stainless steel and symbolically pointed south toward China
It was designed by sculptor Erdembileg and architect Enkhjargal and erected in 2008
There is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center, itself 10 meters (30 feet)tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan

NOTE: Visitors take a lift to the head of the horse,through its chest and neck, where they can have a panoramic view

Gengis Khan

Genghis Khan was born around 1155,near Baikal Lake (in present Russia)
Mongolian warrior and ruler Genghis Khan created the largest empire in the world, the Mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia
He died on August 18 1227 and was buried with his sword
The Mongol Empire was distributed between his three children
The Mongol Empire disappeared in 1368

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1637 W: 9 N: 3195] (12818)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-07 15:05
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