Every July, Mongolians across the country gather to celebrate the traditional games of archery, horse racing and wrestling. It's an event called Naadam and dates back to the 13th Century, a time when training in the 'three manly sports' was vital to the success of Ghengis Khan's many military campaigns.
Naadam Events are held at the county, state, and national levels. We traveled about 150km from Ulaanbaatar to a county-level Naadam in the town of Uugtaal where about 500 people were celebrating.
This is one in a series of four short videos about the traditional Mongolian Naadam competitions: horse racing, wrestling, archery, and recently added shagai.