The equestrian statue of Genghis Khan was built in 2008 on the occasion of the eight-hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Mongolian Empire, in honour of its founder, Genghis Khan. This huge stainless steel statue weighs 250 tons and is 40 metres (131 feet) high ; it’s the highest statue representing a man on a horseback in the world. It’s located 54 kilometres (33,55 miles) from Ulan Bator, on the banks of the Tuul River, in the place called Tsonjin Boldog.
Genghis Khan is considered the founding father of Mongolia. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia and establishing the largest empire in the world, exceeded only by the British Empire in the 19th century. In a span of just 25 years, Genghis Khanâ€™s horsemen conquered an area larger and greater in population than the Romans did in four centuries. In short, he was a determined bloke.
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