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"Mungulug shagshuurga-2023" organized in Khowd aimag

“The Ice Festival 2023” successfully organized its first winter event in Khowd province in the western part of Mongolia located about 1,580 km from the capital Ulaanbaatar city. The aim of this festival is to promote the characteristics of the ethnic culture of the Western Mongolian people, being the pride of their national heritage, protecting beautiful nature, and developing winter tourism and public sports in connection with the announcement of 2023-2025 as the year to visit Mongolia by the Government of Mongolia.

Khovd province is distinguished by its multicultural population. It is home to more than 17 nationalities and ethnicities. Each of these groups has its own distinct traditional dwelling and settlement pattern, dress and other cultural distinctions, and literary, artistic, and musical traditions.

Many interesting activities had organized such as;

Multi-Ethnic Holiday Parade, Multi-Ethnic Cultural Performance, Mongolian Tuurgat Ice Archery, Ice Ankle Archery, Ice Wrestling, Horse-drawn sleigh service, Horse and camel riding, photo-taking, Eagle performance, Skating, 4-wheel motorcycle services.

Khowd province is named after the beautiful Khowd river which flows from the famous Tavan Bogd” mountain of the Altai Mountains to Khar-Us Lake.

Source: Mongolian tourist association,

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