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Top 10 Recommended Books About Mongolia

A multitude of excellent Mongolia travel guides are available to help you research places you may visit on your Mongolia Tour. In addition, numerous travelogues have been written in recent years that provide accounts of other people's experiences in Mongolia. Below is a small bibliography of suggested recommendations for books that are great reads for anyone interested in traveling to Mongolia.

# 01: Lonely Planet Mongolia (Travel Guide) by Michael Kohn
Lonely Planet Mongolia Travel Guide Lonely Planet Mongolia is the most comprehensive guide to Mongolia, which was voted the best Travel Guides by Trip Advisor.
#02: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.
#03: Hearing Birds Fly: A Nomadic Year in Mongolia by Louisa Waugh
Hearing Birds Fly- A Nomadic Year in Mongolia After two years of working in the capital of Mongolia, journalist Louisa Waugh moved to the remote village of Tsengel, in the extreme west of the country. This is the story of the year she spent there, living and working with the people who have made a home in the stark but beautiful landscape. The villagers and their culture vividly emerge as she shares her happiness, frustrations, and occasional extreme loneliness and fear.
#04: My Journey to Mongolia: A Reporter's Journal by Charles S Rice
My Journey to Mongolia My Journey to Mongolia: A Reporter’s Journal is a compilation of short sketches of incidents, usually written shortly after they occurred. They offer a glimpse of my 16 months across the Mongolian steppe training journalists -- where I met reindeer herders, feasted on sheep ears, bonded with Eagle hunters, drank fermented mare’s milk, hiked through a blizzard and awoke to an icy hotel room to discover my toothpaste had frozen. All along the way, I met some of the warmest people in the world.
#05: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire is a 2010 book by Jack Weatherford, about the impact and legacy of Genghis Khan's daughters and Mongol queens such as Mandukhai the Wise and Khutulun. Weatherford also analyzes the role of Mongol women in the Mongol Empire and how they influenced the Mongol nation, modern Mongolia, and most of the modern world. The book was translated into Mongolian, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai and Russian.
#06: Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan by Paula L.W.
Modern Mongolia Book Mongolia, a country that evokes romantic curiosity on the part of American readers, has emerged from its former Soviet cocoon. It has achieved independence, democracy, and a twenty-first-century market economy. This book provides factual information about Mongolia and new ways of looking at a historical figure, Genghis Khan, whose ideals of nationhood and democratic principles are in practice now.
#07: Mongolia: Travels in the Untamed Land by Jasper Becker
Mongolia-Travels in the Untamed Land Jasper Becker, one of the first Westerners to enter Mongolia at the end of Communist rule, travels along the course of the Yellow River listening to the stories of the Mongolian people and painting a picture of its history. Observing the birth of the new democracy and the affect of Stalin and Mao on the people and the land, he marvels at the survival of the unique character of this country against all odds. A refreshing, informative and exquisite combination of journalism, travel writing and history.
#08: On the Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope
 Journey Through the Land of the Nomads The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads lead, Tim Cope traveled on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary.
#09: Eagle Dreams - STEPHEN J. BODIO
EAGLE DREAMS - STEPHEN J. BODIO J.Bodio traveled independently twice to the westernmost region of Mongolia and spent months with the people and birds of his dreams. The ancient rituals of hunting with eagles are fascinating and the remarkable relationship these nomadic people have with their birds of prey is thrilling. With vivid prose and humor, Bodio gives life to his dreams and the people, landscapes, and animals of Mongolia that have become part of his soul.
#10: The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian
The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetia This text chronicles the 13th-century world, from Venice, the birthplace of Marco Polo, to the far reaches of Asia. Marco Polo Tells of the foreign peoples he meets as he travels by foot, horse and boat through the orient. He visits places such as Persia, Tibet, India and China where he stays at the courts of the Kublai Khan who was one of Great Kings of Mongolian Empire.

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The best parts of the trip were meeting nomads in the countryside and seeing the natural beauty."

05/04/2011 - 10:30
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