Mongolia 2nd

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2008 - Travel - 420 pages
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Open to the Western world since 1990, the 'Land of Blue Sky' is one of the few places on earth where travellers can tread on undiscovered ground and explore with a true sense of adventure. Homeland of the greatest conqueror of all time, Genghis Khan, vast tracts can be discovered on horse or camel, or in the comfort of a four-wheel drive. Culture and customs are covered in detail, including the deel, the colourful national dress, herding rules and customs, Mongolian throat singing and Naadam, the annual celebration of wrestling, archery and horseriding. For those keen to sample the unique pleasures of staying with nomads, the guide also explains how and where to experience the traditional lifestyle of a Mongolian ger.
  

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Contents

Background Information
3
The People
59
Culture
93
Natural History and Conservation
111
Practical Information
149
PART TWO THE GUIDE
223
Central Provinces
255
Gobi aimags
285
Northern Region
323
Western Region
349
Eastern Region
375
Language
397
Springs and Mineral Spas
405
Further Information
412
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About the author (2008)

Jane Blunden is a writer and journalist whose articles have appeared in The Irish Times, The Times and other national newspapers and magazines. She first visited Mongolia in 1978 and has returned many times since.

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