A statue of Genghis Khan

A statue of Genghis Khan - a 40-meter statue of the Great Khan (1162-1227) on horseback, standing on the bank of Tuul River in Tsonzhin-Boldoge (54 km east of the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator.

A statue of Genghis Khan

According to legend, it is here that Genghis Khan, who became the Great Khan, who conquered half the world, overcoming childhood difficulties after the death of his father, found a stick on the way from Toril Khan, whom he asked for help when Mergid kidnapped his wife in 117 year.

A statue of Genghis Khan

For the Mongols, to find a whip - a good sign.

A statue of Genghis Khan

Thus, finding a whip, Genghis Khan saw this opened the way to the great, and they took possession of greed.

A statue of Genghis Khan

The statue is covered with 250 tons of stainless steel and symbolically points to the south - to China.

A statue of Genghis Khan

The statue was designed by sculptor D. Erdembileg, and raised its architect, John Enkyargal in 2008.

A statue of Genghis Khan

The cost of the statue - 4.1 million dollars.

A statue of Genghis Khan

As for the French Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty to the Americans, the Chinese Great Wall and the Taj Mahal for the Indians, and a statue of Genghis Khan has become a symbol that could be proud of all of Mongolia.

A statue of Genghis Khan

Mongolians are hoping that this complex will help them to improve the tourism industry.

A statue of Genghis Khan