Known as Emperor Taizu of the Yuan Dynasty and also named Temujin, Genghis Khan (1162-1227) is a leader of the Mongol tribe, as well as a strategist and a statesman.
Among all the significant rulers in Chinese history, Genghis Khan was one of the greatest. He was the founder of Mongol Empire and the sequential Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and by the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.
The present Genghis Khan’s Mausoleum was built in 1954 in Erdos city, about 185 km from Baotou, the largest city of Inner Mongolia.
Most people believe that this mausoleum is not where he was actually buried but is rather a gathering place for Mongolian people to worship the spirit of the mighty Genghis Khan. The great ruler’s real burial place still remains a mystery. The mausoleum consists of three grand halls, which are shaped like Mongolian yurts.
The joss sticks and candles in the halls of the tomb burn all year round. Every year, four grand sacrificial ceremonies are held here to commemorate Genghis Khan, a hero of the Mongolian people.
These pictures were taken at the mausoleum, as part of my trip to Inner Mongolia.
Very nice museleum , I want to see next time
No photography inside was allowed, so all external photos!
Very cool…I did not realize he had a mausoleum. Thank you
Yes, but nobody knows where he is actually buried!
I have never been in inner Mongolia and therefore it’s especially great to get an idea of this mausoleum of Genghi’s Khan. Thank you very much, Michael.
I am glad that you like the post. Thank you so much, Martina!
Very nice post Michael. Mostly I like to know about legend stories. If I get a chance sure, I will visit Mongolia in future. Thank you for your great efforts.
Thank you for your nice words, Nisha!
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I really would like to see this ~ he was the original “world’s most interesting man” 🙂
Can conquer so much in such a short time. Hope you will see it soon!
Love the photo with the moody skies and the purple flowers – Thanks for sharing 🙂
I was worried that the first picture with moody sky may not be that appealing, glad that you like the mood!
Seeing Genghis Khan’s Mausoleum and reading your words give me a completely different perspective about the man and the legend. It puts history into a real place and myth in with it. It makes me want to know more. It’s an beautiful place to visit the spirit of such an immense figure of the past, who’s achievements were monumental. Beautiful group of photographs. jk
Many thanks for the kind comment!