Genghis Khan Statue

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This statue of Genghis Khan is the highest statue of a man on horseback in the world. It was built in 2008 to commemorate the eight-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Mongol Empire and weighs 250 tons. The statue is made of stainless steel and is 40 metres high.

An elevator inside the museum takes you up to the horse’s head, where you can stand and have your picture taken with the face of the war legend looming behind you. From such a height, the view is spectacular.

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That’s Tom and Nina by the way, who came with us on our horse-trek.

At the moment, they are working on building an entire military unit of warriors on horseback to surround the statue, but only five or six have been built so far. Inside the museum, you can also see the world’s largest statue of a boot!DSC01038

 

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