Genghis Khan & His Horse~ The largest equestrian statue in the world~ It’s true-this 131 foot tall, 250 tons gleaming stainless steel statue of Genghis Khan and his horse that was made in 2008 IS THE LARGEST EQUSTRIAN STATUE IN THE WORLD! This magnificent statue of Genghis Khan that was made by D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal is hardly known at all. It stands on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center , with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards were he was said to have been born. But, this area has a very special legend to Mongolia. It is said that Genghis Khan himself found a golden whip at that that particular spot the age of 15. Though there is no exact evidence to support it. It was thought though that the whip is what inspired him to conquer much of the known world. Inside the two-story base of the statue, visitors can see a replica of Genghis Khan’s legendary golden whip too. It also has other great exhibits there as well . Unfortunately, they do serve traditional cuisine of horse meat and potatoes. Visitors can also ascend to the exhibition hall using an elevator at the back of the horse and then walk to the horse’s head passing through its chest and the back of its neck from where they can have an great view over the complex area and the scenery beyond. Photo of the statue-you can see the visitor center and the elevator to the horses head! Some visitors in the horse mane (and the golden whip!) Some visitors going to the Genghis Khan’s statue Genghis Khan’s BIG face The Horse’s BIG head Khan’s hand and yurts in the background The statue under construction Another photo of it under construction~ Khan and his horse~ Entrance with other yurts in the background Hope you all enjoyed this post~ be sure to come back next week! Shya~ Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !