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Naran Tuul Market, Ulaanbaatar

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Browse through stands with traditional pointed boots, caps, furs, and spices at Naran Tuul Market, Ulaanbaatar’s open-air market for clothes and accessories in the east part of town. You can get some traditional jackets, handcrafted footwear, Soviet coins, cashmere, and saddles, as well as browsing through the carpet section in the closed part of the market. Also known as the "Black Market," many nomads come here to trade material supplies. Immerse yourself in a real, down-to-earth Mongolian experience, but beware of pickpockets. You can bring home some distinctive memorabilia from this market located some 40 minutes by foot from the city center. Use our Ulaanbaatar travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Naran Tuul Market and other attractions in Ulaanbaatar.
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  • Prepare for the unexpected when you enter the Naran Tuul Market. Gone are the days when you could pick up a used AK-47 at a reasonable price, but it is still an amazing place. Whether you are buying g...  more »
  • You name it they got it and surprisingly it was not as advised be aware of pickpockets . We were not harassed or being disturbed and very satisfied with our shopping especially on winter wear sweaters...  more »
  • A massive market, where you can buy almost everything. You can spend hours just looking around. I have been there twice and it was not very crowded but I heard that in the summer is overcrowded and da...  more »
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  • Is interesting to visit if you have never been to an outdoor bazaar but there is not much there for tourists. It is commonly referred to as the Black Market in English from the communist days but there is nothing illegal about it (except that you don't usually get a receipt for your goods) Prices are a bit better but for clothing and such you need to wash them well as they have absorbed a lot of dirt and dust from the air pollution and need to be washed well before using.
  • Well worth a visit when you're in UB - it gives you a good insight into the life here when you see the items that are for sale and the importance of different things. You'll hear lots of warnings about petty theft at the markets before you go but they're as safe as any other large bazaars. Just be sensible and it should be fine.
  • This was described to me as a "black market". However, after searching through it for over an hour I was unable to locate a single machine gun dealer. What kind of Mongolian black market lacks a single machine gun dealer!? Plenty of knives but no guns. Sad! Otherwise, worth the visit.
  • It's the biggest black market in Ulaanbaatar where you can buy almost everything in cheaper price. But when you visit this market, you should be very cautious about your belongings from pick pocketing. Also, since it's a black market, you should bargain before buying things.
  • The place where you can get anything