Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is a national heritage site located in the Gandeli Grassland in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia. Due to the fact that funerals are often kept a secret in various Mongolian groups, it's hard to know where the true location of Genghis Khan's tomb really is. This site is simply for tourism purposes for visitors to understand the legacy of the famous historic figure Genghis Khan. It was built from 1954 to 1956 by the government of the PRC in the traditional Mongol style. The mausoleum is 115 kilometres (62 miles) north of Yulin, and 55 kilometres (30 miles) south of Dongsheng. There is a new interchange on highway 210 leading directly to the site.
Most people, however, believe that this mausoleum is not where he was really buried but is rather a gathering place for Mongolians to offer sacrifice. Whether this is true or not, the mausoleum remains a sacred place with great significance for Mongolian people.Despite disputes over its authenticity, the Mausoleum attracts thousands of visitors every month, and has been elevated to the status of a holy site.
The mausoleum covers an area of 55,000 square metres. 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.
In addition, visitors can taste a delicious Mongolian barbecue, and enjoy a Mongolian-style dance and horse performance. You can even take part in the dance, horse riding, arrow shooting, and wrestling.