Genghis Khan's Mausoleum
|Statue of Genghis Khan, Baotou|
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.
The main structures of the Genghis Khan's Mausoleum are three grand halls, which are shaped like Mongolian yurts, and the corridors which link the three halls. In the middle is the Main Hall, which is also the Memorial Hall. In the center of this stands a white marble statue of Genghis Khan with a height of over 4 meters (around 13 feet). Behind the statue is the map of the vast territory of the Yuan Dynasty. On either side of the Main Hall are the East Hall and the West Hall. In the East Hall, coffins of one of Genghis Khan's wives and his fourth son are laid. In the West Hall, Genghis Khan's arms are exhibited. Along the corridors frescos depict the life of Genghis Khan and the great deeds of his grandson-Kubla Khan, who was as great as his grandfather.
In addition, visitors can taste 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. All these activities enhance the visitors' travel experience.
How to get there
1. Take bus from Baotou Long Distance Bus Station located on the northern square of the railway station to Dongsheng, and then change bus to the mausoleum.
2. Take bus (Baotou - Yulin) from Long Distance Bus Station and ask the driver to stop at the mausoleum.
|April 20 - October 7||October 8 - April 19|
|Admission Fee||CNY 170||CNY 150|
|Opening Hours||7:00 - 19:00||8:00 - 17:30|
One day is a little rushing to have a trip there from Baotou.
To be honest, it won't be easy for you to visit there with limited Mandarin. Maybe you are advised to join in a local tour and hire an English speaking guide.
Just take direct long-distance bus at Ordos General Bus Station (Dongsheng District).
The schedules are 08:10 and 16:25 with the duration about 5 hours.
The return way is the same. You can find the exact schedules at the bus station.