Genghis Khan's Mausoleum lies on the prairie of Ejin Horoo Banner, and 40 kilometers from the downtown area of Ordos.
The mausoleum, established in 1956, covers an area of 55,000 square meters. It is one of the historical sites under top state protection in China, and the holiest place in the eyes of the Mongolian people. The mausoleum is made up of four magnificent palaces in the shape of Mongolian yurts. They are the Main Palace, the East Palace, the West Palace and the Back Palace respectively. Corridors link the four palaces together. With rounded roofs and glazed tiles inlayed with golden eaves, they are ornate and imposing.
The 26-meter-high Main Palace, with a huge sculpture of Genghis Khan inside, is the right place for ceremonial rituals to worship Genghis Khan. The Back Palace contains Genghis Khan's tomb, which is covered by yellow satin. The East Palace is home to Genghis Khan's wife and his fourth son Tului. The West Palace is used as an exhibition hall, displaying relics of the emperor, such as spear, sword, and saddle.
Genghis Khan's Mausoleum was selected as a national 5A grade scenic site in 2011.
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