Best time to go to Mongolia

Naadam Festival 2018

Men show off their best skills at three manly games: archery, wrestling, and horse racing

Naadam Festival in Mongolia - Best Time
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Rob Oo

​Sometimes this festival is referred to as the Mongolian version of the Olympic Games. The main festive entertainment is the so-called "three manly games" namely wrestling, archery, and horse racing—all of them considered Mongolian national sports. Though the grand celebration can be found in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar at its National sports stadium, you may actually find a more authentic experience in smaller little-known settlements across the country. It is held every summer during from July 11th to the 13th. Though summer is the high tourist season, its main drawback is frequent rain, so umbrellas will be helpful.

Wrestlers
Wrestlers
Naadam Archery Competition
Naadam Archery Competition
Horse riders
Horse riders

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