Festivals

Spectacular Naadam Festivals in Mongolia

Catherine Heald | March 11, 2013

To truly appreciate this most famous of Mongolian traditions, I recommend that you seek out a rural Naadam as well as observe the well-known Ulaanbaatar Naadam of the Country, just as I did in my recent trip to Mongolia.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Jay Tindall | December 31, 2012

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an annual festival held on the small island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong. I attended this unique festival several times while I was living in Hong Kong.

Surin Elephant Round-up

Jay Tindall | December 30, 2012

These days, Surin is home to the Surin Elephant Round-up, which takes place during the end of November each year. The festival is a multi-day event, starting with the Elephant Buffet or Elephant breakfast on the first day, and then is followed by elaborate battle re-enactments the following day.

Nine Emperor Gods Festival

Jay Tindall | December 20, 2012

Poltergeist and The Exorcist are epic and terrifying Hollywood films. Salem’s Lot and other similar stories have long scared and shocked fans of the genre. But what if you were to journey to a far away, magical land and engage in an encounter with the supernatural?