Sat atop his horse, surveying his dominion (which was after his death to become the largest contiguous empire in history) a huge 131 feet statue of Genghis Khan dominates the steppes of Mongolia.
The sculpture, designed by D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal stands at the banks of the Tuul River. It is here that the great emperor was said to have found a golden whip at the age of fifteen – though there is no exact evidence to support this. It was, however, this whip that is said to have inspired the young Temujin (his birth name) to go on to conquer much of the known world.
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