Camel Festival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Normally you have to travel a bit to see a good camel festival, even from Ulaanbaatar.  But last year the camel festival came to just an hour outside of Ulaanbaatar at the foot of the giant stainless steel statue of Chinggis (Genghis) Khaan.  We watched a few camel polo bouts, saw a camel beauty contest, tasted fermented camel milk and saw the finish of a camel race.  We were hoping to see things made of camel wool but the day was not at all a let down.  I finally took time to crop and white-balance my photos…

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zieak (2207 Posts)

Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.


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