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Broadcast 27-02-2024
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Thousand Camel Festival" Spotlights Mongolian Nomadic Culture


Densmaa 2024-02-05 01:02

The Thousand Camel festival, held in Mongolia’s Gobi desert, is a celebration of the endangered Bactrian camel and the role it plays in the lives of the Gobi's nomads.

The Thousand Camel festival, held in Mongolia’s Gobi desert, is a celebration of the endangered Bactrian camel and the role it plays in the lives of the Gobi's nomads. The annual continues to shine a spotlight on Mongolian nomadic culture, captivating both local and international audiences. It serves multiple purposes, from preserving the two-humped Bactrian camel population to fostering cultural exchange among nomads and boosting winter tourism. The festival holds immense cultural significance for Gobi desert nomads. This year saw over 8500 foreign and domestic tourists attend, emphasizing its growing global appeal. Beyond its cultural importance, the festival has played a pivotal role in increasing the value of camels in Mongolia, with the nationwide camel count now 460,000. As the "Thousand Camel Festival" gains international recognition, it stands as a testament to the vibrant nomadic heritage of Gobi desert herders and underscores its crucial role in conserving and celebrating Mongolia's unique cultural identity.

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