The thousand Camel Festival, held in the middle of the dazzling scenery of the Gobi Desert, is a celebration of the endangered two humped Bactrian camel and the important role it plays in the lives of the Gobi region nomads. Camel races of more than 1,000 camels, camel polo, and competition for the title of the most handsome nomadic coupled with performances of traditional Mongolian music are just a few of the highlights of this exciting event. Sightseeing tours to well-known fossil deposit areas and sand dunes of Gobi conclude the festival.