The fifth China Nomadic Culture Tourism Festival is set to open in Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner of Baotou on July 22, according to Baotou Daily.
The 80-day festival will run until Oct 12, with a total of 113 activities in four categories — culture, sports, tourism and trade.
Mongolian singer De De Ma will perform at an evening gala in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on July 22. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
The sixth Hasar Cultural Festival will run from Sept 16 to 17. The festival will include sacrificial offerings, cultural performances, and competitions. The competitions will mainly focus on the "three manly skills": horsemanship, archery and “Bukh” (a type of Mongolian wrestling). Habutu Hasar was one of Genghis Khan's three brothers. Hasar means someone who is a skilled archer –– a skill Hasar was known for. He was also known as Jo'chi Qasar. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
Soccer matches will be played during the 80-day cultural festival. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
A cross-border goods exhibition is set to run from Aug 4 to 10 at Mandula Port in Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
A China-Mongolia-Russia auto rally will be included in the tourism festival, starting on July 27 and closing on Aug 4. The five-stage auto rally will start from Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner bordering Mongolia, pass through the inland port at Mandula to enter Mongolia, before returning to Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
The festival will include a Nadam fair held in Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner, Baotou. Bokh, also known as Mongolian wrestling, along with horsemanship and archery, will form the basis of competition at the fair. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
A file photo shows a horse race at a previous nomadic culture festival in Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
A file photo captured during a previous nomadic culture festival [Photo/Baotou Daily]
To provide greater convenience for tourists and to spur the tourism industry in Baotou, the city is expected to launch more tourist trains linking it with other parts of the autonomous region. [Photo/Baotou Daily]