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Books and films about Mongolia

Mongolia inspired numerous writers and film-makers, of Mongol origin or not.

Books about Mongolia and nomadic Mongolian culture

  • Among the Mongols, by James Gilmour
  • Eagle Dreams: Searching for Legends in Wild Mongolia, by Stephen J Bodio
  • Hearing Birds Fly, by Louisa Waugh
  • Wild East, by Jill Lawless
  • Lost Country: Mongolia Revealed, by Jasper Becker
  • Dateline Mongolia: An American Journalist in Nomads Land, by Michael Kohn

Travel guides

  • Lonely Planet Mongolia (Country Guide)

Films about Mongolia

The director Byambasuren Davaa contributed to popularize certain aspects of the Mongolian culture.

  • The Story of the Weeping Camel, by Byambasuren Davaa (2003) - nominated for the Academy Awards.
  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog, by Byambasuren Davaa (2005)
  • Two Horses of Genghis Khan, by Byambasuren Davaa (2009)

In Mongolia, the production of movies is very dynamic, supported in particular by the large number of chaines of television by comparison with the low density of population of the country.

These movies concern essentially the striking facts of the history of Mongolia, or tell fictionalized stories taking place in the steppe and describing the Mongolian traditional lifestyle.

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Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA

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IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia

Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.