PHOTO: Over 20 thousand people and 3000 cars gathered at the Ice Festival
GoGo. The annual “Blue Pearl” Ice Festival has started in Khuvsgul province to promote winter tourism. As of 4 pm on March 3, about 3,000 cars and more than 20,000 people have gathered.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Ice Festival. In 2000, D.Lkhagvatsogt and J.Tumursukh, former environmental inspectors of the Khuvsgul Special Protected Area, organized an ice festival at the place named after Santin Uvur to protect Khuvsgul, also known as the Mother Ocean, and to promote winter tourism. Locals took part in the horse sled race.
In 2014, the lake ice was so thin that the festival was not held, and in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic. The ice festival will continue tomorrow.