Mongolia is magic: Ulaanbaatar (july 2019) August 5th 2019 The roads are completely empty when we drive from Chinggis Kahn Airport to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
‘Why it is so empty’, I ask our taxidriver.
‘It’s because of Naadam’, she says.
Naadam is the world famous Mongolian festival, full of horse racing, arching and fat men wrestling eachother to the ground. And ofcourse full of ceremonies and colourful exotic costumes.
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Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they conquered a huge Eurasian empire. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually ... ... read more