Chinggis Khaan was not a conqueror who took over the world, but a man of honor who united all the Mongolians who were scattered, strengthened the nomadic state, brought law and order, implemented cultural and economical reforms, and set the beginning of the great rise of Mongolians. Mongolians revere his wisdom rather than his conquests. Nowadays, you can see many tributes to Chinggis Khaan, a man of the millennium, in Ulaanbaatar.
Chinggis Khaan Equestrian Statue Complex is located at the historical site of Tsonjin Boldog, 54 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar. The complex consists of an art gallery, theater, restaurants, souvenir shops and more. The tallest equestrian statue in the world, Mongolia’s record breaker is made of 250 tons of stainless steel and stands 40 meters tall, including its base. You can see the landscape surrounding the complex by going up in an elevator located in the horse’s tail, crossing its chest, and finally stepping out onto the viewing platform on the neck of the horse. The complex is a favorite destination for Ulaanbaatar residents to spend their leisure time, and popular and for travelers coming to the city. It’s the most frequently photographed site by tourists in Mongolia.