Genghis Khan Mausoleum – Close Ups

No photography was allowed inside the mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Inner Mongolia.

So, I am not able to share many of the interesting exhibits like clothing, weapons, coffin etc of Genghis Khan. This is very much regrettable.DSCF2304

Outside the mausoleum, there is a vast space for worshiping of   Genghis Khan.DSCF2306

There was a raised circular space with steps on the sides, presumably this is for staging the worship ceremony.DSCF2308

On the sides, there are stone sculptures of dragon heads.DSCF2309

One of the pictures taken was a close up of the dragon head.

There are also copper or bronze vessels for burning of joss sticks, for making offers during the worshiping ceremony.DSCF2315

As someone who knows not much at all of the Mongolian culture and history, I was at a loss as to what many of the things I saw represent.

For the sake of sharing, I am sharing photos here that I still don’t understand what they represent.DSCF2316

I hope when I have the time, I will research into their meaning and significance.

20 thoughts on “Genghis Khan Mausoleum – Close Ups

  1. Interesting the round altar platform is very reminiscent of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Worship of the sky and concept of the centre of the Universe. The sculpture heads are not as fine as those seen in Beijing though as you said they are very recent not the same level of artistry.

  2. Thank you for sharing this fascinating place with your readers. I especially like the dragon head close up and also the shot with the white marble wall with gold roofs offset by that dark, stormy sky.

  3. These are wonderful pictures. I had never heard of this place until reading your blog, but now I’d like to maybe visit here one day!

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