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Thousand Camel Festival 2022

A thousand fluffy humpbacks atop a frozen lake!

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The greatest winter event takes place right on the frozen flat of Lake Hovsgol offering the unique spectacle of a thousand racing camels, known as Gobi's Bactrian camels – an extremely rare species. These camels are particularly pretty during winter, as their fur becomes especially thick and splendid so that they can easily endure brutally cold nights. Apart from the camel races, the festival features other entertainment including polo competitions and folkloric performances highlighting traditional Mongolian music and dancing. The merriments are held annually during some 10 days in late February to early March.

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