95th out of 142 books — 26 voters
Mongolia: Travels in the Untamed Land
by Jasper Becker (Goodreads Author)
For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China’s Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan’s capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border. Tracing the...more
Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 15th 2008 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks
(first published May 21st 1992)
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Jan 29, 2010 Agustinus Wibowo rated it 5 of 5 stars
really a recommended travel narrative on mongolia. vividly written, well researched, and it really brought my fantasy to explore the wild, untamed Mongolia (which has changed a lot since the capitalism)
Jul 24, 2010 Trine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Very thought-provoking and erudite travel book likely to appeal to readers interested in the culture, history, languages and religious diversity of Central Asia and Mongolia, in particular.