Erdene, Tuv

Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan

The 40-meter-high giant equestrian statue of Genghis Khan, built in Tsonjinboldog, Erdene village, Tuvaimag province, is one of the nine wonders of Mongolia. Here you can see important historical places related to the history of Chinggis Khan, such as Burkhan Khaldun Mountain, Deluun Boldog Hill, and Khuduu Aral. The circular base building of the statue has 36 columns which represent the 36 kings of the Altan Urag /royal blood/ of Chinggis Khan.

Inside, the building houses an art gallery, a museum with Hunnu remains and artifacts, a restaurant, a conference hall, a meeting room, a billiard room, and a souvenir shop. The monumental complex was officially opened on September 26, 2008.

When the Chinggis Khan monument complex is completed, it will be surrounded by a hotel with 200 gers and a golf course. 10,000 trees will be planted in addition to the creation of an open-air theater, artificial lakes and sports grounds.

The statue of Chinggis Khan holding a golden whip is made of 250 tons of steel which will be replaced every 13 years and is currently the biggest equestrian statue on earth.

Chinggis Khan along with his younger brothers, Khasar and Belgutei, visited the Khereid tribe in 1177 and gifted his sable robe to king Tooril of Khereid tribe and sought help. Legend says that on his way back from that visit, Chinggis Khan found a whip from this hill named Tsonjin Boldog. Per Mongolian culture, it is believed to be a sign of good fortune to find a whip.

Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan

Why to go?

The largest statue of Genghis Khan in the world


53.4 km

Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan





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