Genghis Khan Statue Complex, Ulaanbaatar

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Observe a towering monument dedicated to one of history's most famous conquerors at Genghis Khan Statue Complex. Built in 2008, the 40 m (130 ft) tall statue symbolically points to the east, towards Genghis Khan's birthplace. The entire compound lies surrounded by traditional yurts, recreating the 13th-century ambience of the Mongol tribes. As you approach the site, examine the steel equestrian statue standing on top of a visitor center with 36 columns. While inside, visit the museum that exhibits archaeological cultures of Mongolia, and afterwards walk to the statue's head for a panoramic view. Plan to visit Genghis Khan Statue Complex during your Ulaanbaatar vacation using our convenient Ulaanbaatar vacation builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Interesting place to visit, travel far, buses don't go there, the option of either rent a car or book a guided tour, but renting a car with driver cost us three times cheaper.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Pretty good statue to visit. You can take the elevator and a couple more flights of steps to reach the observatory deck which gives to a good view of UB. As the largest equestrian statue in the world,...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This is the place to visit. Take the elevator and the steps to the outside balcony. But efforts should be done to clean the weeds on the paths around and to replace broken floor tiles. The exterior gi...  more »
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  • April 26, 2017
    Nice statue complex and interesting museum. The view from the head of the horse is quite impressive. Please don't support the animal cruelty that is done in front of the statue (tied eagles, ...) though!
  • July 9, 2017
    Magnificent statue. But more importantly more magnificent views once you get on top of the horse
  • July 5, 2017
    Must visit. Statue very impressive. Interesting history of chinggis Khaan and his family
  • June 2, 2017
    After visiting this place you will think twice before messing with Chinggis Khaan. The traditional garb costs extra but is worth every Tughrik during the photo op at the top.
  • July 16, 2017
    Not far away from UB. Great out of city sightseeing.

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