At the Intersection of Kitsch and Fabulous…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…looms Genghis Khan, or Chinggis Khaan, as he’s known here.

(And I still hear the voice of my Pakistani freshman dorm neighbor telling us, “No! It’s Jen-GAYS!” Can’t remember now why this came up repeatedly.)

This statue was built by a private company with big, big plans for a resort area an hour outside Ulaanbaatar. The surrounding area has not yet been developed, but there’s model in the museum area below the statue, along with a video that shows the construction of the statue. Mr. Khan is honored in many ways around here: besides the statues in Sukhbaatar Square pictured earlier, there’s also a hotel, a beer, and various other things named after him.

Also featured, somewhat surprisingly, in the museum is this snarky New York Times article about the statue: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/world/asia/03genghis.html

We had quite a day out there, but that’s a story for another time. Meanwhile, here he is at dusk:

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2 thoughts on “At the Intersection of Kitsch and Fabulous…

  1. Dayna

    Article falls under the category of all publicity is good publicity. Or perhaps something is lost in translation. Cheers to Feisal! It’s is fun to be thinking about him so many years on.

  2. Joan and Wally MacDonald

    Wonderful that the sky was clear that day. Eager to hear the rest of the story.Read somewhere recently that Ulaanbaatar has the worst air pollution of any large city worldwide. Then the report of the record breaking air pollution of Harbin, China, came out. Hope moving was uneventful!

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