Ice festival


In Mongolia, an ice festival is held at Khovsgul Lake every year in early February. It was first started in 2000 to protect Khovsgul Lake, which Mongolians revere as the mother of the sea, and to develop winter tourism. During the three-day Ice Festival, domestic and foreign tourists are invited to an ice sculpture competition, horse riding, and horse riding. You can enjoy a variety of events and competitions, including reindeer sleigh rides and traditional Mongolian music and dance performances. In particular, ice fishing, which is popular with tourists, is a unique fishing experience as it is home to a variety of fish species, including grayling, which are endemic to the lake. In addition, you can see the rituals of Mongolian shamans and the majesty of the frozen Khovsgul Lake.