Here are top 5 Guinness World Records that Mongolia holds.
- The largest Mongolian wrestling tournament
The largest Mongolian wrestling tournament involved 6,002 participants. It was organized by the Mongolian National Wrestling Federation (Mongolia) and was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, between 17 and 25 September 2011. The tournament began in Central Stadium at 2 p.m. on 17 September 2011. Wrestlers came from 21 different provinces and 325 “soums” (sub-provinces), with some travelling as far as 1,700 km (1,050 miles) to attend the event.
2. The largest camel race
The largest camel race involved 1,108 participants and was achieved by The Administrative Office of the Governor of Umnogovi aimag (Mongolia), in Dalanzadgad city, Umnogovi aimag, Mongolia, on 7 March 2016. The race was just over 15 km long with the fastest finishing in 35 min 12 sec and the whole race completed in 1 hr 8 min. The race was organized with the purpose of increasing the population/use of domestic Bactrian camels in Mongolia.
3. Largest Traditional Ger
Mongolia’s largest traditional ‘ger’ has been registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest on the planet.
The ger – also known as a yurt – was constructed by the Selnen Company over four months. It has a diameter of 28.81 meters, equivalent to a three-story house and a maximum capacity of 500 people.. The giant ger is now in Khatanbulag soum in the southeastern province of Dornogovi. The ger will be used for advertise Mongolia’s nomadic lifestyle to foreign and domestic tourists.
4. Contortionist who stand on her teeth longest
Mongolian dancer E.Tsatsral set a new Guinness World Record on April 9, 2013 at the Maximus Circus Theater in Budapest, Hungary for two minutes and 34 seconds.
5. The largest horse parade
The largest horse parade involved 11,125 horses and their riders and was achieved by the Federation of Mongolian Horse Racing Sport and Trainers (FMHRST) during an event organized by Mr.M.Enkhbold (FMHRST Chairman) and Mr.P.Sergelen (FMHRST Secretary General), in Khui Doloon Khudag, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on 9 August 2013. The parade covered 4 km (2.49 miles). The participants came from each of the 21 provinces of Mongolia. The youngest horseman was Uurtsaih Gerelt-Od, a boy aged 2 years 8 months. The oldest horseman was Mr.Dashchoimbal Gungaadash aged 90 years.