THE NAADAM FESTIVAL TOUR

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Overview

THE NAADAM FESTIVAL, which includes three manly sports as wrestling, horse racing and archery, is the honored celebration of a national independence and a sophisticated and eloquent expression of nomadic culture. The festival is an outstanding combination of arts and sports that embraces many artistic elements such as dancing, singing and performing. Naadam is also annual gathering that enables nomads to share their news and meet with their old friends. During the festival you will see the grand opening of the Naadam festival which involves Mongolia’s president, celebrities, fashion models, contortionists, and much more. The festival kicks off with a colorful parade of athletes, soldiers, musicians, and people dressed in ancient warriors’ costumes, and then it turns to competitions as wrestling, archery and horseracing. Have your mandatory bite of Naadam khuushuur, a traditional Mongolian food, for lunch.
Day 1:Chinggis Khan statue & Terelj national park
In the morning you will be taken to Chinggis khan statue complex. On the way we will stop to see a vulture and eagle, to hold them on your arm, and get some awesome photos taken. Then in half an hour you will visit the giant statue which is located in a vast plain with 360 degree view of the surroundings and explore the statue complex. At noon we will head for Terelj National Park where we will have hearty lunch in cozy restaurant. Then we will explore Turtle Rock and visit the Meditation temple where you will enjoy the quietness and beautiful view of the park. In the late afternoon you will be taken to a nomadic family where you will get a taste of their way of life and experience authentic nomadic culture. After a warm conversation with family you will be taken back to the city.
Day 2: Naadam grand opening
You will see the grand opening of the Naadam festival which involves Mongolia’s president, celebrities, fashion models, contortionists, and much more. The festival kicks off with a colorful parade of athletes, soldiers, musicians, and people dressed in ancient warriors’ costumes, and then it turns to competitions as wrestling, archery and horseracing. Have your mandatory bite of Naadam khuushuur, a traditional Mongolian food, for lunch. In the afternoon you will be taken to the National Museum of Mongolian History. The museum was established in 1924 and its displays over 50000 archeological, historical and ethnological artifacts from prehistoric times to the present. You will enjoy the rich history, diverse culture and astonishing traditions of Mongolia. The next beautiful attraction will be Gandan Buddhist Monastery. The monastery is gigantic and it displays great arts and sculptures in Buddhism. You will also see the chanting which gives you great pleasure and peace, and enjoy eye-catching architecture and huge 27 meters high gold plated Buddha statue. 
Day 3: Horse race & Khustai nature reserve
This day you will be taken to horse racing field which is half an hour drive from the city. You will witness and admire Mongolian ponies that can race for 15.6 miles nonstop. You will also be surprised when you see how young the jockeys are, and experience the glamorous atmosphere of the festival. 

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