Events

Camel Festival

The Camel festival, created by the Thousand Camel Association, is held in the middle of the Gobi desert, and is dedicated to the mighty two-humped Bactrian camel.

These affable creatures possess great endurance and stamina, and are able to travel 35 km a day for two weeks in the Gobi desert without having to stop to drink. Nomads have domesticated this species.

  1. Nomads rely on this animal to carry their “yurt” (transportable dwellings) from one pasture to another, which happens about four times a year. For Mongolian nomads, Bactrian camels are an important means of transport.

 

  1. Nomads rely on this animal to carry their transportable dwellings from one pasture to another, which happens about four times a year. For Mongolian nomads, Bactrian camels are an important means of transport.

The Thousand Camel Association created this celebration not only as a gathering, but also as an opportunity to test the animals' speed and skills in competitions. Thousands of camels are brought from all over the country to participate in a variety of cultural events such as races, camel polo, traditional music and dance performances, and circus acts. Surprisingly, camels can outperform horses in speed competitions.

At the festival you'll be able to get a closer look at the attire of the nomadic families.They have a chance to show off this fine traditional garb at the beauty pageants.

 

We welcome you to our widely celebrated festival in summer time. The Naadam held in 11 th of July. And There is opening ceremony amazingly held in the National Stadium where you can explore Mongolian traditional dance, songs and history at same time with short length in aday. While you are attending in the Naadam Festival you will have a chance to ...