The equestrian statue of Chinghis Khaan was built for occasion of
the eight-hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Mongolian Empire, in
honor of its founder, Chinghis Khaan. This huge stainless steel statue is 250
tons and 40 meter high. It is the highest statue representing a man on a
horseback. It is located in the place called Tsonjinboldog on the banks of the
Tuul River 54 km from Ulaanbaatar city.
According to history,
Chinghis Khaan found a horsewhip on the way back from Tooril khan of Khereid
tribe. The reason why he went to the Khereid tribe was to ask for help because Mergid had captured
his wife. It is perceived that finding a horsewhip brings you luck in Mongolia.
The statue is turned towards East, the conqueror's birth place. It stands on a
10-m high base that is surrounded by 36 columns representing the 36 kings of
Mongolia who are direct lineage of Chinghis Khaan.