Camel festival


The 'Camel Festival' is an event held by 400 camels and 200 camel drivers from the 5 provinces of Dondgovi, Dorongovi, Uburhanga, Bayanhongor, and Umungovi. The festival, which has a long history and has been held since 1997, was registered in the Guinness Book of World Records by hosting a race of 1,108 camels in 2016. Of the approximately 460,000 Bactrian camels that can be found in Mongolia, 160,000 live in the Umun Gobi (Southern Gobi) region, the largest desert region in Mongolia.