This festival is held in Bulgan town, Umnugobi province. Once travelers arrive in this province, it is only a short days trip to the sights of the Gobi Desert’s Flaming Cliffs and dinosaur fossils place, the Yolyn Am ice canyon, and the Singing Dune.
Mongolian two- humped Bactrian camel is nicknamed by local people Gobi ship. It inhabits the Gobi desert in the southern part of Mongolia. Camels still carry a large portion of the freight in this road less country, as well as GER (yurt) of the nomadic people when they move from place to place. Because the camel is an inseparable part of life for nomadic Mongolians, it has become a tradition in Mongolia to organize a Camel Festival every year in honor of this h2 and beautiful animal. A local association of camel herders organizes this gathering of camels and their breeders each year to promote continued breeding of the Bactrian camel and to educate both Mongolians and foreigners on the importance of the camel in the Mongolian way of life. Camels and riders compete in a race, in camel polo tournaments, and even in a camel “beauty contest” where owners display the finest saddles and rigging for their camels.