Naadam Festival…A Must See in Mongolia

If going to Mongolia, attending a naadam festival is a must.  Each village and city holds a naadam, many of which coincide with Mongolia‚Äôs Independence Day on July 11th and 12th.  We were blessed to see a countryside naadam a few days ago in Tsenkher, and now we were getting to visit another in Tsetserleg a few hours from camp. 

It is my understanding, that the country naadams are friendlier and more photogenic than the city naadams. The one in Ulaanbaatar is more like a large sporting event with lots of traffic and screeching loud speakers. But I digress.