Mongolia Monday- The Three Manly Sports of Naadam

Coming down to the wire now. Departure for Mongolia is the day after tomorrow. This will probably be my last post until the week of the 25th. In the meantime, enjoy these videos of some of what I’m hoping to see this coming weekend.

“Naadam” means festival in Mongolian. The biggest festival of the year is the one coming up this weekend in UB. Smaller naadams will be taking place before and after the national event and one or two of those are what I’m shooting for since one can get a lot closer to the action.

First up- Archery:

Second- Wrestling:

Third- Horse racing:

And, finally, a short video that not only includes the events above, but winter camel racing.

3 thoughts on “Mongolia Monday- The Three Manly Sports of Naadam

  1. Have a happy artful idea collecting trip! I did not know that in Omnogovi there are amazing canyons much like your Grand Canyon but with very different shapes, I saw from some internet site.


  2. I lived in Mongolia for over 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I wrestled twice during Naadam, but was horribly beaten both years. Keep up the posts, it’s great seeing Mongolia get some more exposure!


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