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A half-day field trip to the Chinggis Khaan (aka Genghis Khan) Equestrian Statue, Tsonjin boldog, combined with a visit to a traditional Mongolian herder household will be organized on Wednesday 12 March 2014.

The Chinggis Khaan Equestrian Statue, part of the Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, is a 40 metre (131 ft 3 in) tall statue of Chinggis Khaan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km /33.55 mi) east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, Chinggis Khaan found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (32 ft 10 in) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Chinggis to Ligdan Khan. The statue area will be surrounded by 200 Ger, yurt camps, designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes.

Visit itinerary: Ulaanbaatar – 13th century complex – Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex – Ulaanbaatar 

8:00

Pick up the guests from Best Western Premier Tuushin hotel

8:20

Depart from Ulaanbaatar

10:20

Arrival at 13th century complex

10:30

Arrival at herders’ camp - Sightseeing at herders’ winter camp, experiencing of nomadic lifestyle, nomadic herding

11:30

Arrival at Shaman camp - Familiarizing with the yourtes (ger) of Khalkha, Uriankhai, Buryat, Lamaist and Darkhad Shamans and with their clothes, materials and rites.

11:50

Departure for Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

12:50

Lunch at Chinggis Khaan Statue complex’s restaurant “Altan shuvuut”

13:50

Sight seeing at Chinggis Khaan Statue complex

  • The world’s biggest traditional boot
  • Khunnu State museum until bronze age
  • Mongol Empire museum
  • Photo session with Mongolian ancient costume /if interested/
  • Introduction movie about the complex construction
  • Sightseeing from the Chinggis Khaan Statue

14:20

Departure for Ulaanbaatar