Tumen Ekh National Song & Dance Ensemble

The Tumen Ekh Song & Dance Ensemble at the State Youth & Children’s Theatre is the most popular tourist cultural show in town, featuring traditional singers, dancers and contortionists. It’s a great chance to hear khöömii (throat singing) and see some fabulous costumes.


  • Tumen Ekh is the name of a revered traditional long song that opens ceremonies and festivals.
  • Tumen Ekh means ‘leader of ten thousand’.
  • Tumen Ekh is the title bestowed upon the fastest race horse in Mongolia, a symbol of power and speed.
  • Tumen Ekh is also the name of Mongolia’s best folk song and dance ensemble.