10 June, 2023 - Mongolian Crane Festival
Mongolia”s Khurkh and Khuiten River Valley is a famous Ramsar site, which is an internationally important site for waterbirds. The area supports five species of cranes including the highest nesting density of White-naped cranes in East Asia.
Since 2013, local communities have been celebrating the beauty and well-being of cranes inhibiting the Khurkh and Khuiten River Valley. The annual Binder Crane Festival is held in Binder county, Khentii province. Organizers and supporters initiated the event to improve the appreciation of cranes and wetlands. The Festival has grown over the years with participants attending from many parts of Mongolia and abroad.
During the Crane Festival, you will experience Mongolian hospitality and learn about the cranes through performances by children of stories, songs, and dances about cranes. You can also see beautiful wild cranes in nearby wetlands through tours led by local crane experts. Horse racing, wrestling, archery also fill the day with color. The festival is a voice for the conservation of cranes and their grassland and wetland habitats.