The State Department Store, Ulaanbaatar

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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. Plan to visit The State Department Store and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ulaanbaatar attractions using our Ulaanbaatar route site .
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  • September 10, 2017
    Knowledgeable people from local residents led us here to build Mongolian products (they are located on the 6 floor). I was lost, probably for an hour! Huge selection of everything)) ranging from key chains and magnets kilograms every species and ending at the national dress. On the other floors range, as in any TC Russia, clothing, cosmetics, food, cafes and everything like that. By the way, on the ground floor can be exchanged rubles for tug.
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  • September 7, 2017
    It was bought a chocolate that local Golden Gobi on the first floor, but very tasty than imagined, fit with the Japanese. Split up, ideal for souvenirs. In addition, Mongolian salt also recommend that because it had not sold, such as the airport in Xi'an, and where to buy. (Japan language representation in the things which are sold in Japan at 1,800 yen was 100 yen)
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  • September 1, 2017
    The State Department Store, known as “the big shop,” is a tourist attraction in itself as it has all the best products from Mongolia. The sixth floor is dedicated just to tourists with all the souveni...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Big department store has all the typical brands. The top floor has Mongolian souvenirs and trinkets. The prices are higher than you will find in a local market, but the quality is probably a little better and the products seem to actually be made in Mongol and not China. There is also a book store on the top floor.
  • July 17, 2017
    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 roof. I spent 5 hours just looking.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great department store. They have all kinds of stuff, but Mongolian store on the last floor where they sell nationally produced goods is must for all tourists to visit.
  • July 15, 2017
    many things you can buy herr, can also buy the Mogolian souvenir here.
  • April 4, 2017
    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.

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