November 21, 2017

President tours Genghis Khan Statue Complex in Mongolia

President U Htin Kyaw visits a museum in Genghis Khan Statue Complex. Photo: MNA
President U Htin Kyaw visits a museum in Genghis Khan Statue Complex. Photo: MNA

President U Htin Kyaw, who attended the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Mongolia, visited the Genghis Khan Statue Complex in Ulaanbaatar yesterday. A gigantic equestrian statue of Genghis Khan was erected on the bank of the Tuul river, 54 kilometres east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, he found a golden whip.
Erected in 2008, the 40-metre-tall statue symbolically points to the east, his birthplace. It has 36 10-metre-tall columns representing the 36 Khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan.
Visitors can walk up to the head of the horse through the chest and the neck, where they can enjoy a panoramic view of the vast continental tundra below. In the west of the statue complex lies a recreation centre with 200 camps on 520 acres of land. The attached museum has an exhibition that includes archaeological and cultural objects of gold and everyday utensils. Another exhibition has ancient tools and goldsmith objects which hail from the Great Khan period between the 13th and the 14th centuries.
President U Htin Kyaw and his entourage left the Chinggis Khaan International Airport for Yangon via the Incheon International Airport in South Korea. —Myanmar News Agency

Genghis Khan statue erected on the bank of the Tuul River. Photo: MNA
Genghis Khan statue erected on the bank of the Tuul River. Photo: MNA

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