Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mongolia Naadam Festival

July 11 is Mongolia's independence day. The Naadam festival, the main tourist attraction event in Mongolia, starts today and lasts until the 13th. Visitors will get to see the three main sports of the Mongols: archery, horse-racing and wrestling. Perhaps the most interesting of the three to foreigners would be the horse-racing. Most of the riders are children, who are light.