Naadam opening to be performed for foreign visitors
The standard ticket price is MNT 16,000-24,000
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Naadam Festival 2019 will be held at the National Amusement Park at 21.00 pm for foreign visitors. The official opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival takes place at the National Sports Stadium in Mongolian. Therefore, foreign tourists cannot fully understand the meaning of content. This year, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism decided to re-organize the opening as Naadam Night show in English.
Also, there is a problem of lack of opening ceremony ticket. National Sports Stadium has only 12,300 seats and finding tickets is a big problem tourists face every year. A total of 15,000 tourists submitted a request to watch Mongolia’s traditional festival opening ceremony. However, around 1500 tickets were allowed to the tourists. This year, the standard ticket price is MNT 16,000-24,000 the same as the last year.
“The Stadium has 13,500 seats, and tourists can receive 3500 of it. This is our capability. If we allow all the tourists who want to attend the opening of the Naadam Festival to enter the Central Stadium, Mongolians cannot watch their traditional festivals. We are aiming to receive one million foreign tourists in 2020, making an effort to improve sanitation standards in tourism zones,” the Minister of Environment and Tourism Tseerenbat Namsrai said to the press.
In Mongolia, the tourism season starts in May, and travelers tend to attracted by Naadam Festival. There is statistical data on an average of 450,000 tourists visit Mongolia annually. However, according to the officials, the number of tourists visiting Mongolia only exceeds 90,000 per year.
Tourists came to Mongolia decreased by 4.8 percent last year
During Naadam, National Sports Stadium become extremely crowded, due to the centralized trade and trade services. “730 organizations, which include food, souvenirs, handicrafts, and other trading will work in the stadium and Khui Doloon Khudag. Under General Manager of Ulaanbaatar’s order related to Naadam, the Metropolitan Professional Inspection Department, Police Department of Ulaanbaatar city, and the Mayor’s office of all districts will jointly work in maintaining security,” said the spokesman.
The number of tourists came to Mongolia last year decreased by 4.8 percent. The decline in tourists from China and Australia was the key factor to it. Although the total number of tourists has dropped, tourists from Ukraine and Hong Kong have risen. In particular, the tourists from Ukraine increased by 37.2 percent compared to last year. Traveling flow between the two countries has doubled since the adoption of the non-visa law to Russia.