Sticking around Ulaanbaatar means I’ve had the chance to see some of the Naadam Festival. Essentially one big holiday where families gather to watch the wrestling, horse-racing and archery, as well as the less popular knuckle-bone shooting.
The first day I wandered down to the National Stadium where the wrestling was being held. Unable to buy tickets (translate: unwilling to spend hours queueing for tickets) for the wrestling, we settled for the archery, which takes place around the back of the stadium. Then off to one side is the knuckle-bone shooting contest… all taken very seriously, all good fun to watch.
Good to see the women getting a shot in the archery too… and don’t the dresses look cool!
Here’s the photos…