Genghis Khan's Mausoleum

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Genghis Khan's Mausoleum
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dave M
Swansea, UK14 contributions
David martin
Jun 2019 • Friends
Without a doubt the most impressive statue I have ever seen in my life at the entrance
Interesting place to visit lot of history although genghis himself is not buried there not that it makes any difference
Wear a hat if going in summer gets very very hot
Taxi from Baotou takes around 2 hours you can get a good deal if you haggle the price
Organised trip bit more expensive worth a visit just to see the statue
Written October 1, 2019
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Jeff H
Walnut, CA137 contributions
China's Tribute to the Conqueror
Jun 2019
Located in Inner Mongolia, China's northernmost province, this is more of a memorial park rather than a mausoleum. The location is neither the great Khan's birthplace nor his final resting ground. Nevertheless the park is built with a scale and grandeur befitting of the man who won the greatest land empire in history.

The entrance to the park is adorned with a triple archway that leads to a large statue of Genghis on horseback. It is an impressive sight that shows fine details of his attire and riding gear right down to the anatonically-correct stallion.

The mausoleum building is staffed by a retinue of ethnic Mongols reputed to be descended from the clan specially selected to be guardians of the Khan's artifacts and legacy.

While there is a competing memorial located in Mongolia itself with an even larger and more impressive statue, Genghis Khan fans will not be disappointed with this attraction even with the lack of convenient transportation to get here.
Written July 11, 2019
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Ronald Simanjuntak
Jakarta, Indonesia30 contributions
Genghis Khan's Cenotaph
May 2019
Lore has it… Upon his death, Genghis Khan asked to be buried in secret. An army carried his body home, killing anyone it met to hide the route. When the khan was finally laid to rest, his soldiers rode 1,000 horses over the grave to destroy any remaining trace.

In the 800 years since Genghis Khan’s death, no-one has found his tomb.
Instead, the cenotaph’s existence in Ordos is justified by the tradition of worshipping Genghis Khan.

Kublai Khan established the cult and handed over care for Genghis Khan’s personal objects, including saddle, bow and other items to the Darhoots, a Mongol clan in Ordos. They pass their responsibility from generation to generation and devote their life to the holy mission, to offering sacrifice to Genghis Khan and guard his. Darhoot elders kept the relics inside eight white tents, which could be moved in times of warfare.

In the early 1950s, China’s government decided to build a permanent site for the relics and constructed this impressive triple-domed building, in the traditional Mongolian style. By then, most of the relics had been lost or stolen (the cenotaph holds replicas).

The most effective way to visit the location is by car (rental or taxi) from Dongsheng city or railway station. It takes 2 hours from/to Dongsheng downtown with cost ¥200 or 1 hour from/to Dongsheng West Railway Station with around cost ¥100. If take a taxi, try to bargain a fixed fee like rental above instead use inflated meter charges.
Written July 3, 2019
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JinjjaDaebakk
Singapore, Singapore106 contributions
Must visit in Ordos
Aug 2018 • Family
We had a guide to bring us around the mausoleum which is one of the top attractions in Ordos. To reach the 3 main temples there is a total of 99 steps to climb which symbolic and the guide will explain to you about the structures of the buildings too. Inside the mausoleum there are paintings on the wall depicting genghis khan life. There are also original artefacts from he's legacy. The entire is really clean and its picturesque.
Written September 19, 2018
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Kate
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Worth a visit if you are in Ordos
Aug 2018
I visited the Mausoleum and hired a tour guide. I was very interested in learning about Genghis Khan and the Mongols. The tour guide sounded informed however after searching the web I realized that some of the stuff she told us might not be true. Be aware of the tour guides.
Written August 31, 2018
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Good_Partner
Sydney, Australia4,238 contributions
Guided tour is a must
Jul 2018 • Friends
It's not the largest attraction but a memorable one. Architecture was impressive, both well maintained and elaborated for local theme. Having a tour guide, you will not miss any important point or story behind the long history. The leader of Mongolia deserves a lot of respect from people and there is no better way to demonstrate the appreciation from the everlasting service in the mausoleum.
Written August 14, 2018
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany390 contributions
A must see!
Sep 2017 • Business
Although it is not really the final resting place if Genghis Khan, it is supposed to be the place where he wanted to be buried. It is a massive place and well worth the visit! Please do not forget to bring your passport as they asked us for it in the entrance when buying the ticket.

Huge statues will welcome you and the place is impressive. The museum, although needs some renovation and improvements, houses a good collection of artifacts from the area and the time of Genghis Khan. I recommend you check the museum as it is really interesting. From there, you will take a shuttle to the mausoleum for a fee.

On the entrance of the mausoleum grounds, you may ask for a tourist guide that speaks English. It is good as you will understand more about the place. It is impressive and a must see!
Written August 2, 2018
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
History and culture
Apr 2018 • Friends
A sacred place where the spirit of Genhis Khans resided. Genghis Khan personal items used in the battles were displayed here. The eternal flame lit 800 years ago is still here. The site is guarded by the 36 th generations of the descendents of his guards. It is worth to engage an official guide available by the ticket office to show and explain the highlights of the mausoleum.
Written April 27, 2018
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backpack-getn-heavy
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions
This is Mongolian History
Jun 2017 • Friends
Well worth the effort to get there - via a taxi from Ordos - and yes they are renovating the outside. The site is large, and most of the historic stuff is inside, with a good souvenir shop attached. Allow an hour, maybe two. Not much for young kids - this more for history nerds. Some interesting places to see on the drive from Ordos.
Written April 15, 2018
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MLovei
Bethesda, MD254 contributions
Great place to visit
Sep 2017 • Business
Very impressive museum complex for Genghis Khan on an extensive area starting with the impressive statue and gate, followed by large area of statues in the field, viewing area, souvenir shops, and the museum building. It includes a painting and many artifacts following Genghis Khan's life. The ticket costs 180 RMB. Credit cards are accepted.
You need to take a small shuttle to get to the final stage of the complex (20RMB extra charge), which has a large gate and 99 steps leading to it. Very well presented.
Written September 17, 2017
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