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. See Genghis Khan Statue Complex and all Ulaanbaatar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ulaanbaatar trip planning website .
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  • It is the tallest equestrian statue in the world! Located at 54 km from the capital to the East. Very difficult to reach-you need to fit in with the tourist group. In addition to a stunning sight, which opens with a horse's head there is a museum where you can learn about the daily life of Mongols and brief history of Genghis Khan, as well as look at portraits of his descendants. You go upstairs by Elevator, and then a couple of flights of stairs on foot. You can try on the national clothes of the Mongols (very impressive!) and take pictures, although wanting to almost none. There are souvenirs and restaurant. Portions are big, but prepare for a long time. Coffees decent. Toilets are small, but clean. 8500 cost tugriks. Children up to 12 years-3500. Open from 9 to 18.
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  • Not much to see, but fine for a visit since this was my first time in town. There is a restaurant inside for a simple meal — tasted so and so. Be sure to visit the viewing deck; however have to walk u...  more »
  • Extremely interesting post. In addition to monumental sculptures is a very nice Museum of the history of Mongolia, there is the possibility to climb the observation tower located in the statue, there is a restaurant and several shops of souvenirs, the plan is an extension of the complex and the gradual completion of the campus with the placement of sculptures riders and a number of other attractions.
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  • It is a very massive and impressive building. If you go upstairs to the horse there is great view over the surrounding area. A note though - the elevator does not go to the top and the stairway is very tight so it is difficult to pass people going in the opposite direction. There is also a museum downstairs which is also worth to check out while you are there.
  • Worth the travel to see. The metalwork is exceptional, and the sheer size is breath taking. The section from the elevator to the stairs is tight, so expect to get some high quality cuddling if there is two way traffic in there.
  • Beautiful statue and quite impressive size. The interior is nicely designed and had some well organized history panels. Great view of the surrounding area.
  • Amazing place, lot better than the photos. Well maintained. Surprised we could walk all the way up to the head of the horse and witness some amazing views of the surrounding landscape.
  • If you’re in the area, it’s worth a stop. The statue itself is very impressive and it should be even more so as time progresses. The plan is to have 10,000 soldiers on horseback surrounding the area, although there are currently only about a dozen. Visiting the complex you can also have a nice lunch upstairs or try on traditional Mongolian clothing for photos.
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