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Mausoleum of Genghis Khan


Ordos, Inner Mongolia

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  • 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is a national heritage site located in the Gandeli Grassland in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia. And because secret funeral is popular among Mongolian group, it is hard to find out the real tomb of Genghis Khan. And the present one is just a tourism site for visitors to get close touch with the famous historic figure Genghis Khan. It was built between 1954 to 1956 by the government of the PRC in the traditional Mongol style. The mausoleum is 115 kilometers (62 miles) north of Yulin, and 55 kilometers (30 miles) south of Dongsheng. There is a new interchange on highway 210 leading directly to the site.

The total area of the Mausoleum is over 50, 000 sq. m. There's a spacious square at the front of the main hall. Two masts are set up on the square and the pattern of nine steeds was embroidered on the banner. It is said that that the patter is a symbol of flourishing and happiness. On the wall, there is a range of murals reflecting the life story of the emperor and his achievements. Although not his actual grave, the mausoleum welcomes numerous people each year to pay their respects to the emperor.

In the mausoleum, two horses were raised. It is said that the two white horses were descendents of Genghis Khan's two favorite horses. These two horses received special respect from the Mongolian people. It is said that the ancestors of these two white horses once received Genghis Khan's awards. They are reincarnations of Sa'erle -- the magic horse of the heaven god Huoermudesi. Herdsmen here worshiped them as their idols. The magic horse has bred ever since Genghis Khan's time. When an old white horse dies, people will select a new horse to replace it. The criteria for selection are: dark and bright eyes, black hooves and white hair all over. In addition, the horse should be in pink while, flaming and without any scars on its body.



【By bus】: Mausoleum scenic area is located about 800 km away from Beijing and 700km away from Xian. And Baotou – Maoming high express sets a special exit which is directly to the Genghis Khan's Mausoleum. People can take the bus from Baotou or Hohhot to Ordos City.
【By train】: Train No. 1116 between Beijing and Ordos City can be your choice to the scenic area. Another train from Hohhot to Baotou to Shenmu also provides you a multi-choice to get there.
By air】: daily flights between Beijing and Ordos City, Ordos–Xian-Shenzhen, and Ordos-Shanghai also meet your requirement for traveling to Genghis Khan's Mausoleum.

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