Thinking about visiting Mongolia? It’s not just a country. Obviously it is but it’s so much more than that. To try and describe precisely what it means to me would not do justice to how special it is. It’s a country where, as you explore its landscapes and meet its inhabitants, you feel part of something bigger than yourself.
If you haven’t been there then you may be wandering how you can get an ‘essence’ of what Mongolia is about before booking that (expensive) air ticket.
Sometimes the best way to experience a destination you haven’t been to is to watch a film that takes place there. If you have been there, it’s also a way to remind you why you fell in love with it in the first place.
Travel films allow you to escape. But they also allow you to visit places you’ve never been to and see inside the skin of people quite different to ourselves. Travel films broadens our perspective – just like an actual physical trip to Mongolia will do as well.
S0. Here’s a list of some of my preferred films about Mongolia. Travel the country. Be inspired.
I’ll give you a clue what the film is about….
|Image by our guest Aucan Czackis, Essence of Mongolia, 2013
History first. Meant to be the first of a trilogy, Mongol is a semi-historical film about the early life of Chinggis Khan before he actually became Chinggis Khan. This is the story of his life as a young boy and man as the outcast Temüjin. As you can imagine, the landscapes provide a stunning backdrop as does the music by Mongolian folk rock band Altai Urag.
* If you would like to explore the history and landscapes connected with the life of Chinggis Khan then my Mongolia small group tour National Parks and Nature Reserves can take you there.
Story Of The Weeping Camel
|The Zorgio family milking their camel herd – Image by our guest Theresa Partington, Gobi Insight, May 2015