Mongolians are proud of our king’s wisdoms rather than his conquests. Chinghis Khaan founded the biggest empire ever in human history during the thirteenth century. Nowadays you can see many tributes to Chinghis Khaan, a man of the millennium. One of them is a gigantic statue of Genghis Khaan on the bank of Tuul river.
It’s currently the highest statue representing a man on horseback in the world. It is 40 meters tall and wrapped in 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel. The statue is turned towards East, towards the conqueror’s place of birth. It stands on a 10-metres high base that is surrounded by 36 columns representing the 36 kings Mongolia experienced during its history, from the first one, Genghis Khaan, to the last one, Ligden Khan.
Visitors can ascend to the exhibition hall using an elevator at the back of the horse and then walk to the horse’s head passing through its chest and the back of its neck from where they can have an excellent panoramic view over the complex area and the scenery beyond.