The statue of Chinggis Khaan is so shiny and massive that it can be spotted from afar. It is less than an hour away by car from the national park.
The statue is made of stainless steel and is located in the place where, according to legend, he found a golden whip. It is a rather new monument as it was erected in 2008.
The complex also has a set of gers and some bronze Mongolian horsemen which seem to follow the majestic khaan. They look fairly frightening as their size and expression make them seem almost real.
The rest of the surrounding area is barren and was, at the time, covered by a thick layer of snow, which made the environment even more surreal.
We returned to Ulanbataar later that day and got ready for the next adventure: taking the train and crossing the border to China.