Mausoleum of Genghis Khan is a national historic site located in the Gandeli Grassland. This site is not the real funeral site of Genghis Khan, however, visitors can get a close touch with the well-known historical figure of Genghis Khan. The site was built between 1954 to 1956 by the government of the PRC in the traditional Mongolian style, it is 115 kilometers north of Yulin, and 55 kilometers south of Dongsheng. A new interchange on highway 210 can transfer passengers directly to the site. It was named an AAAAA-rated tourist attraction by China's National Tourism Administration in 2011.
The total area of the Mausoleum is about 50, 000 sq. m. The spacious square at the front of the main hall and the two masts symbolize prosperity and happiness. There is a range of wall painting which reflects the life story of the emperor and his splendid achievements. Many people come and pay respects to this emperor who creates a glory kingdom.
Visitors will see two horses were raised. The two white horses were Genghis Khan's two favorite horses and used to fight with him. The magic horse has bred ever since Genghis Khan's time. When the old one dies, people will choose a new horse to replace it. There are several yardsticks for selection: The horse should have dark and bright eyes, black hooves and white hair. Also, the horse should be in pink and with flaming skin that scars are absent.
Opening hours: 7:30-18:30 between April and October; 8:00-17:30 between October and April.
Ticket price: Fluctuated from CNY 180 to CNY 150
Bus: The bus from Baotou or Hohhot to Ordos City will stop in The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan.
Train: Train No. 1116 between Beijing and Ordos City.