Outstanding Photos of Mongolian Naadam Festival

Mongolian National holiday, The Naadam Festival is taking place these days. As we are Mongolian travel organizer and the specialist in Mongolian photography, we would love to show you some of the stunning photographs of Mongolia and its thrilling holidays, including Naadam Festival, Golden Eagle Festival, and Winter Festivals.  For this time, you are enjoying images of Naadam Holiday, the top travel attraction of Mongolia. We do not just let you show the photos of Naadam but also, we would love to let you know the true information about our national holiday for your knowledge. Photos are taken by Batzaya Choijiljav, our director, traveler and one of the leading photographers of Mongolia, his photos feature in Mongolian nomadic culture and the ethnic portraits. Maybe you saw his photoshoots on Weather.com, Daily News, Caters News agencies and through the social media channels. Now let’s take a look around Mongolian Naadam Holiday through his camera lens.

What's Going Around Naadam Festival on 10th of July?


Mongolia Naadam festival horses race tour

Mongol Naadam starts with 4 year old horse racing at Khui Doloon Khudag, locates 35km/21.7mi from the city center 


Mongolia naadam festival archery

First matches of Archery games at the archery field at the central stadium


Archery Mongolia naadam

Various archery tournaments such as Uriankhai style archery, Buryat style archery and children’s archery runs at the central stadium


Mongolian national wrestler hat

Wrestler hat, the four sides of the hat are embellished with metal inscribed signs of champion, lion, Garuda, elephant, hawk and falcon, which represents the title the wrestler holds. The yellow ribbon on red behind the hand marks the success of the wrestler.


Deeltei mongol festival

Deeltei Mongol Festival / Mongolians in Deel, national costume/. There are some Mongol national visitors, from Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang Uyghur, Buryatia, Tyva Republic, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, enjoying Naadam Festival and attending some cultural events


Mongolia naadam festival horses race

Three year old horses racing at Khui Doloon Khudag 


Mongolia naadam festival

At 08 PM , a ceremony for the Great White Banners at State House at the central square


The official Naadam Festival Day on 11th of July 

The official Naadam Festival is held on 11th of July annually, the President of Mongolia opens The Naadam Festival officially. This year, Mongolians celebrate their National Holiday of Naadam 2018, the year of the 2227th anniversary of Foundation of the first Mongolian State, the 812th anniversary of the founding of the Great Mongol Empire and the 97th anniversary of the Mongolian People’s Revolution. 


Naadam festival Ulaanbaatar

A ceremony to place the Great White Banners at the Central Stadium at 11AM


Mongolia naadam festival opening show

The Great White Banners at the Central Stadium


Khalmaa Battulga Presedent of Mongolia

President of Mongolia officially opens Naadam Festival and pay respect to the Great White Banners, Central Stadium


Mongolia naadam Festival Ulaanbaatar

Grand Opening Ceremony of the National Holiday Naadam Festival at the Central Stadium. Every year various artists attend the opening ceremony to show dance, music, and other cultural performance. This year’s opening performance features value of Mongolian family and independence. 


naadam festival wrestling

The first round of  Wrestling Champion starts with a total of 512 wrestlers, are challenging their power in the National Naadam Festival


Archery Mongolia

Show of National Archery, at archery field


Mongolia naadam festival

Above five-year-old horse (Ikh nas) race at Khui Doloon Khudag


Mongolia national dance

There is also Culture Naadam Festival organized at Khui Doloon Khudag by Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) and the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (MSUAC) with a goal to promote Mongolian nomadic culture and traditions to local and international visitor and to support community involvement in cultural and creative activities.


Mongolia naadam festival Khui doloon hudag



What is going around Naadam Festival on 12th of July?


Mongolia naadam festival

 Five year old horse (Soyolon) race, at Khui Doloon Khudag


Archery Mongolia

In the 1960’s, women archers started competing in Naadam which was a “significant development in national archery” that added dimension to making archery a truly national sport


Mongolian national holidays

Wrestler Mongonbaatar.Sh, who upgraded his rank and took the title of khartsaga (Hawk) during this year's Naadam Festival


Mongolian national naadam festival

A total of 512 wrestlers, including 88 wrestlers with national titles competed in this year's Naadam. Six wrestlers became Falcons of the nation and three others took the title of Hawk during this year's Naadam.


Mongolian national festival naadam

President presents title, certificates and medals to the winner and runner-ups of the National Wrestling Tournament and for the fastest Horses 


Mongolia naadam

 President officially closes Naadam Festival. Closing ceremony and Parade of Great White Banners back to the State House


If you are the photographer, or traveler who is planning your next photo adventure to Mongolia, especially to the Naadam festival and other events, we will enjoy the photo shoots through your lens, next time. Why not. We also host to publish photos and travel diaries which is created by our clients on our Mongolia Travel Blog.



Thank you for taking your time to enjoy Naadam Photographs. 




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