Dadal - legendary birthplace of Chinggis khaan: Dadal soum of
the Khentii province is the legendary birthplace of Chinggis khaan. As it is
written in “The Secret History of the Mongols”, great Chinggis khaan was born
at the junction of the Onon and Balj rivers in the now current region, Dadal
soum. In the year 2000, Onon-Balj established a National Park which covers
400,000 hectare of land in this region.
The Dadal region is a gorgeous area abundant with lakes, rivers, and forests.
The Monument of the great Chinggis khaan in Dadal soum is located next to the
Gurvan Nuur hot spring, which translates to “Three Lakes”, and is a naturally
beautiful area. The historical stone monument built in 1962, was constructed to
commemorate the 800th anniversary of Chinggis khaan’s birth. This 12m high, 4m
thick and 10m based monument was designed by the sculptor, L.Makhval. On the
monument is an inscription in the Mongolian traditional script saying “I
(Chinggis khaan) myself don’t matter if only my state is in peace and in
order”. On the back of the monument is written another inscription saying -
“Dedicated to the 800 years’ birth anniversary of Chinggis khaan, a founder of
the Mongol Empire”.