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Nadam Festival commemorating Genghis Khan opens in Inner Mongolia

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2013-07-23 15:02:59

A Nadam Festival in memory of Genghis Khan kicked off Thursday in Ordos, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

The festival opened with a traditional horse racing performance, exciting nearly 1,000 spectators.

The seven-day festival will hold not only traditional competitions including horse racing, Mongolian wrestling and archery, but also a horsemanship performance aimed to break a Guinness world record, according to the festival's organizers.

It is the ninth time since Ordos has held such a Nadam Fair in the name of Genghis Khan, which is estimated to draw more than 1,000 people to join in.

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