Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Mongolia  /  Ulaanbaatar  /  Shopping  /  The State Department Store

The State Department Store, Ulaanbaatar

(75 reviews on the web)
Gift & Specialty Shop
Shop in a landmark building at The State Department Store, a modern shopping center that's the largest and reportedly most luxurious store in Mongolia. Established in 1921 as the Central Store in the country, the store today features a variety of international brands and local products such as cashmere and camel leather. You'll also find a number of services like goldsmiths, seamstresses, beauty parlors, laundries, and dry cleaning. There is a diverse and affordable food court, plus a supermarket on the ground floor; find souvenir shops on the 5th floor. Use our Ulaanbaatar vacation generator to add The State Department Store and other attractions to your Ulaanbaatar vacation plans.
Create a full Ulaanbaatar itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ulaanbaatar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ulaanbaatar by other users

31 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Ulaanbaatar & Ulan-Ude BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM ECUADOR February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, kids, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in London & Mongolia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM GREECE July, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Mongolia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This State-owned department store is probably the easiest for a European to navigate, probably the best quality products, not always the cheapest prices but near enough when you pay for convenience an...  more »
  • This was easy one stop shopping for all things "take home" from Mongolia. While the staff couldn't (or didn't' want to) translate a simple piece of calligraphy, the cashier was allllmost rude, and sta...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the department store. We changed money on the ground floor, visited the clean toilets and went to the sixth floor to view the wide range of souvenirs including leather and fur ...  more »
Google
  • Things are usually a good 30% higher than other places. But, it's more expat-friendly. The supermarket on the first floor has western organic and vegan items. Get the Bonus card to get additional discounts and points. Make sure that you have purchased items before and have a receipt. Also, it costs a few thousand tugriks (I can't remember, but it was very little) when applying.
  • The State Department Store is not a cheap shopping option. But it does offer condensed centralised shopping - from it's (usually) well-stocked supermarket to the tech floor where you can purchase local SIM cards, a currency exchange (check the rates) and it's souvenir floor. As mentioned, there are numerous brands / cashmere outlets all on display in the one shop which provide a good general choice. There are seasonal sales as well. Yes, there are cheaper options available throughout the city but if you're time poor, then this makes a good location to visit. Be careful of the pick-pockets though - especially in peak season. They are very very good!
  • New cars, electronics, furniture, clothes, toys, housewares, groceries, it's all here! It's a must visit destination. Need to recharge your minutes or a mobile SIM card? Go to the Mobi store inside. Mongolian Souvenirs and gifts are available on the 5th floor with great selection. 1st floor has groceries and a big selection of alcohol. This place has a lot under one room. I spent 5 hours just looking.
  • Has alot of american items for cheap!
  • Good place for tourists