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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.Inflation. In recent years the rate of inflation rose to nearly 18% in 2012 and is forecast at 12% in 2014. ... which heavy duty trucks and the ubiquitous Toyota Land Cruisers drive to and from Ulaanbaatar.There is also a new air strip.

Author:Jane Blunden
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2014-10-01


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