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Mongolia

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.

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.

Reviews:

'An impressive guidebook - clear, comprehensive and very readable.' - John Durham, Former British Ambassador to Mongolia

'A great read for arm-chair enthusiasts, packed with facts and advice from the author.' - Traveller

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