Tip on : Ulaanbaatar - 5 years ago
If you are planning on going to Mongolia and seeing the Naadam Festival, be aware that each province has its own festival going on. The advantage of going to a provincial festival rather than in Ulaan Bataar is that the festivals held there are usually much smaller, which means you can watch all the action from only a few metres away rather than from a distance in the huge stadium where it is held in UB. We saw the Naadam Festival in Kharkhorin and I must say that watching the wrestling so close up was thoroughly enjoyable! Make sure that you check the dates carefully before going, as the provincial festivals sometimes happen a few days before or after the UB one, which is held on the 11th and 12th of July each year.