Warmer Weather Brings Unforgettable Festivals
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Moving their arms up and down, the men circle each other like birds about to take flight. Round and round a pole they move, slapping their thighs in an ancient shamanistic ritual known as the Eagle Dance. Not unlike tai chi, this slow, deliberate dance is a warmup for Mongolia’s Naadam Festival which honors the “three manly sports” -- wrestling, archery, and horse racing.
Small-Group Tours to Mongolia’s Most Famous Celebration
Luxury escorted tours of Mongolia offer travelers a glimpse into a part of the world few have ever seen, a place that to most Westerners represents the outer ends of the earth. It’s a land where camels plod across endless stretches of the Gobi Dessert and nomadic descendants of Genghis Kahn still wander the landscape living in portable gers. In addition to unspoiled vistas and a colorful history of marauding warriors, Mongolia is home to the Naadam Festival, or the “three manly sports.” Here are some of the unforgettable events you won’t want to miss: