Genghis Khan Mausoleum, Xinjie Town, Mongolia

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The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

 

Located near where Shanxi shares a border with Inner Mongolia, the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is just 31 miles from Dongshen. Before his demise in 1227, the Great Genghis Khan had built an empire which spanned from the east of Asia in Korea creeping towards the west in Hungary. Presently, the Genghis Khan Mausoleum is for a large number of native Mongolians, a very sacred site.

The Genghis Khan Mausoleum stretches over a large area of approximately five hectares and is made up of three yurt-shaped (Asian tents) palaces, with white and blue walls surmounted with yellow glazed tile domes. All the halls are connected and the main hall is where a five meter statue of Genghis Khan stands before the background of his thirteenth century domain on a map.

Today’s mausoleum of Genghis Khan was built Erdos City in 1954, in Inner Mongolia, approximately 185 kilometers from city of Baotou. It is widely believed, however, that this mausoleum is not really where the Great Khan was buried. It is more of a place to congregate for Mongolians to pay homage and give sacrifice to Genghis Khan’s spirit. Nevertheless, the Genghis Khan Mausoleum is regarded a sacred building with great importance for the people of Mongolia.