Naadam Festival in Xinlingol

Updated: 2013-08-09 02:29

By Cui Meng (China Daily)

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The festival runs through Sunday. Featuring a range of sports and artistic events, the fair is the region's largest traditional festival and this year attracted around 3,000 athletes. The Mongolian form of wrestling, known as bokh qin, has men in traditional outfits throw each other around outdoor fighting arenas.

Wrestlers compete during the opening day of the year's Naadam Festival in Xinlingol, situated on the grasslands of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Naadam Festival in Xinlingol

The fair is the region's largest traditional festival. Photo by Cui Meng

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