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Genghis Khan's Mausoleum, Baotou

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The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is a temple devoted to the worship of Genghis Khan. It is located along a river in Kandehuo Enclosure, Xinjie Town, Ejen Khoruu Banner, Ordos Prefecture-Level City (formerly Yeke Juu league), Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. Genghis Khan worship is a religion popular among Mongolians, with ties to traditional Mongolian shamanism. There are other temples of this worship culture in Inner Mongolia and Northern China.The mausoleum is a cenotaph, where the coffin contains no body but only headdresses and accessories, because the actual Tomb of Genghis Khan has never been discovered. It was built between 1954 and 1956 by the government of the PRC in the traditional Mongol style. The mausoleum is located in the town of Ejin Horo Qi, 115km north of Yulin, and 55km south of Dongsheng. There is a new interchange on highway 210 leading directly to the site.HistoryAfter Genghis Khan died around Gansu, his coffin was carried to central Mongolia. According to his will, he was buried without any markings. The burial place is unknown. Instead of the real tomb, portable mausoleums called naiman tsagaan ger (eight white yurts) enshrined him. They were originally palaces where Genghis Khan lived, but were altered to mausoleums by Ögedei Khan. They settled at the base of the Khentii Mountains. The site, located in Delgerkhaan Sum, Khentii Aimag, Mongolia, is called the Avraga site.
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  • Awesome place and a must see historical attraction in northern China! The walking grounds are amazing and beautiful. It was incredible to see and get up close to the "Holy Horses," which are the direc...  more »
  • 對歷史想多了解的可以安排去看看 如果喜歡大自然多一點的 建議在附近有片很漂亮的草原 可以在草原上騎馬 很棒的體驗  more »
  • It was good to see and hear stories of Genghis khan but I was disappointed that I could not take photographs inside the Mausoleum but worth a visit.  more »