Traditions of Mongolia

July 15, 2018
Young jockeys heading for the finish line of one of Mongolia's horse racing competitions during the Naadam Festival

Mongolian Horse Racing – Your Introduction

Mongolian Horse Racing There’s horse racing. And then there’s Mongolian horse racing – specifically  the horse races of the Naadam Festival. Horse races in Mongolia are a test […]
July 14, 2018
Archery at Mongolia's Naadam Festival

Your guide to Mongolian archery

Mongolian Archery Mongolian archery is one of the ‘three manly sports’ of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival. However, I feel that archery is the least understood of the […]
July 12, 2018
Mongolian wrestlers doing their famous 'eagle dance' prior to competing at the Mongolian wrestling competition

Your guide to Mongolian Wrestling

Mongolian Wrestling Naadam (Eriin Gurvan Naadam to give it its full title) is here. If you’ve heard of the Three Manly Games then you’ve heard of […]
June 27, 2018
Mongolian gers in the wide open steppe landscape of Mongolia. This is the real Mongolia.

Your quick guide to the real Mongolia

 The Real Mongolia Here at EL, my team are Mongolian. From east, west, north and south. From the Gobi Desert, from the flat eastern grasslands, from […]
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