Winter in Mongolia is most definitely out of season. But, local communities organise annual winter events in celebration of local community, networking and collaboration to ensure a better future for the specific region.
Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, held it’s third ‘ UB Winter Festival’ on February 6th. Why the 6th? It was a favourable day in the Mongolian Lunar Calendar.
Organised by the Ulaanbaatar City Tourism Department, the festival featured both traditional Mongolian & international sports as well as modern and traditional arts. Mongolian archers competed in the ice archery competition and their were dog sledge races, paragliding and speed ice skating demonstrations. What was so great was that there were few other tourists in evidence, and it was mainly a Mongolian celebration with local families from throughout the city coming to join in.
This image was taken by Turuu during the day. If you’re interested in travelling to Mongolia in the winter, why not check our Eternal Landscapes winter journeys page? We look forward to welcoming you at this spectacular time of year. Just pack thermals!