Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Genghis Khan Statue: Mongolia {Travel Tuesday}

Happy Christmas Eve Eve Y'all! 

I hope most of you are getting some rest before the big holiday. Matt and I have to work tomorrow (boo), but we are looking forward to having Christmas off to be together. 

I wanted to take a break from the last minute Christmas stuff I have to do and share one other pretty cool thing we got to see in Mongolia. 

This Genghis Khan statue is 131 feet and 3 inches tall- which is the tallest statue of its kind. 

It is located on the Tuul River where legend says he found a golden whip. The statue is pointed east towards his birthplace. 







You can walk up to the head of the horse and the view is pretty cool, and you get a good close up of Genghis' face.  There is also a museum located in the visitors center. 

Outside- there is guy that has a hawk and a vulture that you can hold and snap some pictures for a small price. 




{How creepy is this?} 

This was a pretty cool stop has our tour wrapped up. They are adding new stuff to this museum and statue, so I am sure it will just get better and better.

5 comments:

  1. That statue is incredibly immense and awe inspiring. So sorry to hear you have to work tomorrow but I hope you fully enjoy Christmas day together.

    Thank you for sharing this, I have a friend that is visiting Mongolia soon and I will be sure to pass this on!

    Angie from reasons to dress, I’ve recently blogged about Italy’s best panino , feel free to stop by.

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    1. Thanks Angie. I hope your friend as a great trip to Mongolia.

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