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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Genghis Khan's Mausoleum by using our Baotou vacation planner.
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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.
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讲起我这段经历那真的是非常苦逼。因为鄂尔多斯可玩性不强，所以我选择住在包头，第二天一早乘坐包头到鄂尔多斯的火车两小时到东胜站，然而下雨了我却没伞，独自在冷风中萧瑟（这提醒我们看天气预报的重要性），坐公交到了康巴什汽车站，此时有黑车司机拉我说是拼车20一人，对按常理我毫不犹豫拒绝了，后悔一万年。因为雨天没游客，所以汽车发车晚，我等了一小时，发车后真的是困饿交加我就睡着了，因为我以为这个车终点站就是成... more »
My son and I were in Hohhot to visit the Xanadu site, but due to bad weather the flight was late and we missed our train. Our next option was a day trip to Ordos to visit the Mausoleum, so we set out ... more »
Roma MakarovThe mausoleum of Genghis Khan is one of the main attractions of Inner Mongolia. I was very interested to see the Orda rail riders, Yurt, household tools, weapons, a collection of saddles and more that immerses you into the story and brings several millennia ago. On the vast territory of the Museum it is possible to walk and explore the life of Mongol-Tatar invasion the whole day. And on the street and inside the museum itself is very clean, nicely, there are exhibits that could be considered close, something is behind the glass. I particularly remember a huge picture (if you can call it so), which is of great length on a few dozen metres wall. In General, the impressive scale of the whole complex. If you're in Ordos, be sure to visit the mausoleum of Genghis Khan.View original
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