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
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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chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-07 15:52
Great captre and composition with nce amout of depth and splendid background.Well done!
PaulVDV (21245) 2012-08-07 16:30
That's really an amazing statue of the famous Mongolian warrior.
Thanks to the people in front of the building we can get an idea of the size of the statue.
Well placed off center with a good diagonal line of the path leading to it.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (62718) 2012-08-07 18:35
A very attractive picture!
Chosen pov, composition, colors, exposure and level of sharpness really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
ricardomattos (4326) 2012-08-07 19:09
Great shot! What a enormous statue.Beautiful and impressive at same time.
ourania (28576) 2012-08-08 2:01
a great presentation of this impressive statue, a simple and neat composition that lets the features of this art speak for themselves. I love the upward point of view that also makes superb use of the light and introduces us to the theme through the elegant diagonal of the path. The sharp capture of interesting details and the superb management of light and colours make this presentation very effective and attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
danos (84497) 2012-08-08 3:33
welcome after your long absence from the site with this beautiful shot.I like the view of the huge statue of Genghis Khan,on the roof of the round building with the narrow corridor to adds depth and perspective in the image.
josepmarin (57639) 2012-08-08 5:35
bienvenida de tus vacaciones, espero que todo haya sido perfecto.
En esta toma tan luminosa y brillante nos muestras la espectacular y gigantesca escultura del legendario Genghis Khan sobre su caballo, en una imagen muy nítida y con unos colores perfectamente saturados, que dan mucha potencia visual a la composición.
Me gusta la asimetría de tu encuadre, con el monumento a un lado y el camino en diagonal, lo que da un bonito dinamismo a la foto.
marina7 (8051) 2012-08-08 6:38
what a fantastic statue! It's so huge it feels like it's about to crush the building it stands upon. A very impressive and bright shot.
abmdsudi (41422) 2012-08-08 14:44
Welcome back again Maria an dthe land of Khan. You have made excellent use of the gigantic statue, human elements and the architecture with clean blue background as strong compostion where the eye is drawn. What I like most is the splendid color blend of blue, green and touch of silvery color making it look subtle. A pretty sightt full of background history, Great capture and TFS. Congrats.
adramad (36425) 2012-08-08 15:51
Celebro verte de nuevo en estas paginas.... Magnifica composicion que nos muestra esplendidamente esta colorsal estatua, desde luego el edificio se ve como su pedestal dadas sus proporciones. Me gusta tu encuadre con el monumento descentrado y el camino que nos lleva la vista hacia el mismo.
Buena gestion del luminoso dia y gran nitidez.
Pasa un buen dia.
Graal (96056) 2012-08-08 23:45
unusual big statue of famous Gengis Khan. Good composition and presentation. An interesting informations. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
bertolucci (13358) 2012-08-09 8:06
This is a mindbogglin' statue, the scale is enormous and it actually dwarfes the 'pedestal'buiding. The compo is very smart, with the path leading out of the frame, it adds a nice narrative tension ;-) And the colours and details are spot on.
Re: It will be quite a while before I return to Gaia, so in the meantime I posted a workshop with a picture with some of the beach huts allready covered in white and blue canvas.
Best regards from Rotterdam,
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-08-09 12:10
I am very happy see you again post an image. Very intresting notes. This statue must be incredible big and enormous. I like that there is nothing beyond the statue and the building gives a majesty to the whole issue.
Thanks for sharing,
mkamionka (29808) 2012-08-10 14:25
wow I am so jealous, you are visiting such interesting places, so underrepresented on TE. Mongolia is really so rare! Very interesting note with the reference to the glorious Mongolian past. Nice presentation of the monument in its glory and in great light and vivid colors.
The path leads eyes to the monument making a pleasant diagonal.
aliabazari (13473) 2012-08-10 20:22
This is one beautiful shot. Very good frame with beautiful lighting and colors.
Silvio1953 (118527) 2012-08-11 4:53
Ciao Maria, great view of fantastic statue, nice composition with beautiful Blue sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
worldcitizen (6663) 2012-08-11 16:59
This photo has many nice qualities. I like the path that leads us to the visitor center, and the beautiful, blue sky. I like the round architecture of this small building, and all of the greenery around it. Of course the most impressive detail is the giant statue! It is really big, and it seems Like Genghis Khan is going to come down and crush everyone. Thanks for showing us this unique sight. :-)
batalay (35117) 2012-08-14 18:10
I had never seen images of this grandiose statue before, in the "center of the world," Tov. When I saw your previous post, I thought it would be helpful to see the head of the horse.
Warm regards, Maria,
mohammad_H (8935) 2012-08-15 23:18
Beautiful view with nice frame. Architecture and a blue sky background. And Sculpture
Breadth of vision and you look good
Have a nice day
Didi (55681) 2012-08-16 9:52
Un très bon point de vue sur ce gigantesque mémorial.
La prise de vue en contrebas met en valeur cette énorme sculpture.
Bravo et amitiés
pajaran (49784) 2012-08-20 23:12
Dobar tekst o spomeniku, i velikom vojskovodji Genghis Khan ...
Lep pogled i spomenik.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa serija fotografija spomenika.
A good text on the monument, and a great military leader Genghis Khan ...
Nice view of the monument.
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful series of photographs of monuments.
All the best.
jemaflor (82268) 2012-08-21 10:42
C'est bien pris, la statue est impressionnante et les teintes éclatantes avec ce ciel et cette pelouse, très bien fait.
Waylim (25174) 2012-08-23 10:10
Wow, this statue is gigantic, huge, specially out in the nowhere, there is not even a larger trees. The whole monument looks very new, okay 2008 is only 4 years old. You certainly have been to many wonderful places. Mongolia is in one of my dream place to visit.
Excellent shot of the overall area and the stugues looks imposing against the blue sky.
jmdias (53647) 2012-08-31 17:00
mucho interesante esta vista del monumento y su curiosa mezcla de arquitectura y escultura. muy bonito el contraste de la plata contra el cielo. pienso que el edificio en la parte baja podría tener un estilo mas moderno. gracias por compartir este monumento que jamas he visto. bien hecho.
s_lush (16134) 2012-09-19 12:06
You have visited a really interesting country, with such rich history and unique nature. This huge and well-designed statue surely is one of the main tourist attractions of Mongoliya. A very good point of view, beautiful colors, perfect quality and informative note!
Noel_Byrne (22260) 2013-07-21 7:36
This is amazing!! I have never heard of this place before, but thanks to your photo I will now never forget it. That statue is incredible both in its design and its sheer size. You composed this picture perfectly with the path leading in like this, and the combination of green blue and silver is superb. bravo!
All the best
Miguel82 (21908) 2013-10-20 6:27
Dear Maria, an impressive statue of Gengis Khan in the middle of the steppes, high resolution, pleasant colors and pov. Your comment is interesting and gives datas and interesting information about that warrior chief
All the best, good sunday afternoon