2000 tourists attend Eagle FestivalArt & Culture
Bayan-Ulgii /MONTSAME/ Bayan-Ulgii aimag’s Governor’s Office and Environment and Tourism Department jointly with Mongolian Eagle Hunter’s Association organized the Eagle Festival at Sayat Tolgoi in Bugat soum, Bayan-Ulgii aimag on October 5-6.
141 eagle trainers from 13 soums of the aimag competed with their birds’ skills at the annual event.
“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the festival. The event is expanding its scope year by year. This year, the festival brought together around 2,000 tourists from 23 countries," said aimag Governor A.Gilimkhan.
Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry J.Saule, Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar, Advisor to Environment and Tourism Minister P.Ganbold and representatives from the country’s five western aimags attended the festival. Painting and photo exhibitions and an academic conference were held on the days prior to the festival that internationally promotes Mongolia, while increasing the income of the local citizens.