Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex


Visit Guide to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

Statues don’t come in much more epic proportions that the colossal metallic 40-metre statue of Chinggis Khaan. It’s a fitting monument given his legendary status as leader of the Mongols, and makes for an extraordinary sight on approach from a distance. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace and within the complex is an impressive museum.

Getting There

Situated 54km east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, car is the best way to reach here. It’s on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where, according to legend, he found a golden whip.

What to Expect

The museum has exhibitions relating to the Bronze Age and Xiongnu archaeological cultures in Mongolia, which show everyday utensils, belt buckles, knives, sacred animals etc., and a second exhibition on the Great Khan period in the 13th and 14th centuries which has ancient tools, goldsmith subjects and some Nestorian crosses and rosaries. Visitors access to the top of the stature via a lift through to enjoy the panoramic views. Adjacent to the museum is a tourist ger camp where visitors can spend the night.


Visitors walk to the head of the horse through its chest and neck, where they have a panoramic view. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 ger (yurts), designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes.

The statue was constructed in 1988 by the Genco Tour Bureau, a Mongolian company, for a reported US$4.1 million.

Facilities Available

As well as a ger camp, there is a café and souvenir store at the complex.