Today’s Genghis Khan Mausoleum was built in 1954 in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia, about 185 km from the city of Baotou. Genghis Khan is a Mongolian hero. He united the chaotic prairie in Inner Mongolia, created a great civilization with his people, made a great contribution to the founding of the powerful Yuan Dynasty and the unification of China. Because of this great achievement, he was called by Mongol tribes as “Genghis Khan”, which means “mighty king” in Mongolian.
However, most people believe that this mausoleum is not where it was really buried, but rather a meeting place for Mongols to offer sacrifices. Whether that’s true or not, the mausoleum remains a sacred place of great importance to the Mongolian people.
The total area of the mausoleum is more than 50,000 square meters. There is a spacious space at the front of the main hall. The main structures of the Genghis Khan Mausoleum are three large halls designed like Mongolian yurts and the corridors connecting the three halls. In the middle is the main hall, which is also the memorial hall. In the middle is a white marble statue of Genghis Khan with a height of over 4 meters. To the left and right of the main hall are the east hall and the west hall.