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CHINGGIS KHAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE

World's largest statue of a rider on a horse erected in Mongolia was unveiled at the end of September. This statue, showing Chinggis Khan (1162-1227) with a golden whip in his right hand gazing into the distance, has been erected at the Tsonjin Boldog site connected to many historic events in the territory of Erdene soum in Tov aimag, 54 km from Ulaanbaatar.

Here, Temujin (Chinggis Khan's childhood name) becoming the great Khan who conquered half the world after overcoming difficulties in his childhood when he lost his father, found a whip on the way back from Khereid's Toiril Khan, where he had gone to ask for help when Mergid had captured his wife in 1117. Finding a whip is perceived by Mongols as a good omen. Therefore, finding the whip, Chinggis Khan became greedy seeing it as a path being opened to the great cause.

The haughty and yet honorable statue is surrounded by 36 columns representing 36 Mongolian Khans. The entire edifice is covered in 250 tonn of stainless steel. Visitors will ascend to the exhibition hall using an elevator at the back of the horse and will walk to the horse's head passing through its chest and the back of its neck from where they will have an excellent panoramic view over the complex area and the scenery beyond. National park 13th century is located in the distance of 130 km east of Ulaanbaatar in area of Erdene soum of Tov Province. Within the complex area covering 212ha, 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.

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 Chinggis Khan statue into an icon of which Mongolia can be proud. Mongols hope that this complex will provide a new and distinctive image for the Mongolian tourism industry.
 



 

CHINGGIS KHAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE

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CHINGGIS KHAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE

Duration: Day trip
Date: June-September
Transport: 4WD Jeep/Van
Individual: 1-3 pax
Small group: 4-6 pax


Chinggis Khan Horse Statue - 13th Century Live Museum Itinerary


09:00 AM Meet in Ulaanbaatar. Drive to 13th Century National Park.
10:00 AM Visit Chinggis Khan Statue.
11:00 AM Then drive to 13th Century National Park.
11:40 AM Visit Relay-station camp.
12:00 PM Visit King Palace and wear Mongolian traditional costumes.
12:40 PM Lunch at King Palace.
01:30 PM Visit Shaman camp.
02:00 PM Visit herder’s camp and ride trial horse and camel.
02:30 PM Visit educational camp.
03:00 PM Visit craftsmen camp.
04:30 PM Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city.
05:30 PM Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.

SERVICE INCLUDES
Meals as listed above, transport with an experienced driver, local taxes, and guide to/from Ulaanbaatar speaking language per your preference, drinking water.

SERVICE EXCLUDES
Travel insurance, beverages, personal expenses and gratuities.

Total Cost:
Individual: US$

Small Group: US$

CHINGGIS KHAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE

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CHINGGIS KHAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE

CHINGGIS KHAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE

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