Mongolian Archery

by Erdene




Mongol archery is one of the three 'manly' sports. However, women do compete in archery as well. Mongolian women always score high in the international arena in shootings.


Mongolian Archers played very important roles in Mongol War tactics. One, they could shoot in far long range than their opponents with great accuracy.

Also, Mongolian warriors were super skilled using the bow and arrow on their horseback. They were trained to shoot while riding in full speed in all directions while controlling their horses.

The highest national competition culminates in early National Independence Holidays celebrated 9-11 July. Mongolian archers who sharpened their skills in provincial and regional tournaments come to Naadam.

Do not miss the archery competitions if you are visiting Mongolia during Naadam Festivals.

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