The Incredible Statues Of Mongolia

On September 12, 2014 by Tim Newman


After the rip-roaring success of my article on the Statues of Belarus, I decided to spread my wings and flap all the way over to Mongolia to do the same. The stark, lifeless, brown and red Mongolian scenery gives their statues an extra spark of life.

The gigantic 40-metre tall effigy of Genghis on a horse (pictured above) is situated about 50km from the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar. The building it sits on houses a museum and visitors centre. Personally, I’d be concerned the roof might cave in under the weight of the statue, but it was built in 2008, so I guess it’s sturdy enough.

Mongolia Statues - Giant Genghis Khan face

You can walk through the chest and neck of Genghis‘ horse to enjoy panoramic views. It doesn’t look too shabby in the snow, either:

Mongolia Statues - Chinggis Khaan

Mongolian wrestler:

Mongolia Statues - Wrestler

Below is a bunch of Terracotta Mongolian Warriors and a rendering of Genghis Khan. These amazing statues were recently built at the Mount Khan tourist attraction in Holingol, Inner Mongolia:


Below are a few examples of six-armed Mahakala statues. Mahakala is the main protector deity among Mongolian Buddhists; he’s worshiped in order to obtain wealth. Mahakala’s teachings were brought to Tibet in the eleventh century AD by Lama Khedrup Khyungpopa:

Mongolia Statues - Mongolian Mahakala Statue

Mongolia Statues - Mongolian Mahakala Statue 2 Mongolia Statues - Mongolian Mahakala Statue 3 Mongolia Statues - Mongolian Mahakala Statue 4

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