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Genghis Khan's Mausoleum

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.

The present Genghis Khan's Mausoleum, covering an area of 5 hectares, was built in 1954 in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, about 185 kilometers or around 115 miles from Baotou City and about 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Dongshen near Inner Mongolia's border with Shanxi. Most people, however, believe that this mausoleum is not where he was really buried but the mausoleum is a holy site to many Mongolians.

The main structures of the mausoleum are three grand halls with blue and white walls topped with domes of glazed yellow tiles, which are like Mongolian yurt shaped palace chambers, and the corridors which link the three halls. In the middle is the Main Hall, which is also the Memorial Hall, there are four biers covered with bright yellow satin. They are said to be the coffins of Genghis Khan and his three wives. There are also two coffins of Genghis Khan's brothers.

In the center of this stands a white marble statue of Genghis Khan at a height of 5 meters or 52 feet. Behind the statue is the map of the vast territory of his 13th century 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. Furthermore, tourists can enjoy a Mongolian-style cuisine and various cultural activities.

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