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Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan

By SUGANYA RPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

The world's highest equestrian statue is the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, which is housed within the Genghis Khan Statue Complex. It stands 40 meters (130 feet) tall and is made of stainless steel. Situated 54 km (33.55 mi) east of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, it is situated on the bank of the Tuul River near Tsonjin Boldog. Legend has it that he discovered a golden whip there. Symbolically, the statue faces east, in the direction of his birthplace. Located atop the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center that stands 10 meters (33 feet) tall and is composed of 36 columns, each of which represents a different khan from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. It was created in 2008 by architect J. Enkhjargal and sculptor D. Erdenebileg.

A broad perspective is available to visitors as they make their way to the horse's head through its neck and chest. 200 ger (yurts) will around the main statue area. They are placed and made to resemble the horse brand marks that the Mongol tribes of the 13th century employed. The facility was constructed by the Mongolian company The Genco Tour Bureau, at an estimated cost of US$4.1 million.

The attached museum features two exhibitions: one on the Great Khan period in the 13th and 14th centuries, which features ancient tools, goldsmith subjects, and some Nestorian crosses and rosaries; the other on the Bronze Age and Xiongnu archaeological cultures in Mongolia, which feature everyday utensils, belt buckles, knives, sacred animals, etc. A 212-hectare (520-acre) tourism and recreation complex is located next to the museum.

Mongolia's capital and largest city, Ulaanbaatar, is very important historically and culturally. It began as a wandering Buddhist monastery in 1639 and has developed into a thriving city. The political, economic, and cultural center of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar, which is located in the country's north-central region. The Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, and Genghis Khan's Chinggis Khaan Square are just a few of the city's many landmarks, museums, and memorials honoring Mongolia's rich past and culture.

A massive statue of Khan mounted on a horse was erected fifty-four kilometers away from Ulaanbaatar, the capital, in 2008. It is more than twice as tall as the previous record holder from Uruguay, standing at forty meters, making it the tallest horse statue in the world. Built with 250 tons of stainless steel, it was reportedly built for $4.1 million. Before riding the elevator to the top of the horse's head, where they are met with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, visitors can explore the many portraits of the Khan lineage, try on traditional Mongolian costumes, visit an archaeological museum, and sample the cuisine at the restaurant located at the base of the statue.

The foundation building, which aims to resemble European Gothic architecture, represents Genghis Khan standing on Europe following his victorious military operations and heading back to his native East. Looking eastward, you will notice a little statue of his mother extending her greetings to him.

Cultural Attractions: Ulaanbaatar is home to a plethora of active cultural attractions, like as theaters, art galleries, and traditional music performances, in addition to its historical landmarks. The biggest yearly festival in Mongolia, the Naadam Festival, is held in Ulaanbaatar and includes traditional sports including archery, horse racing, and wrestling.

Opportunities and issues: Urban pollution, traffic congestion, and social inequality are some of Ulaanbaatar's issues, despite its rapid growth and rich cultural heritage. In a world that is changing quickly, the city also offers chances for innovation, sustainable development, and the preservation of Mongolian heritage.

In general, Ulaanbaatar's contemporary development and the legacy of Genghis Khan both add to Mongolia's resilient past.

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