Category Archives: SHOPPING

State Department Store

State Department Store
State Department Store

State Department Store (Peace Avenue 44, Ulan Bator) – launched in 1921, the State Department Store, a.k.a. ikh delguur (big shop) is a well -known retailer in the capital (similar to GUM department store in Moscow) – making this a holdover from the country’s Communist era. All types of goods can be found here – from luxury items to local carpets, souvenirs, books, etc. There’s also a supermarket, a tourism information office, foreign exchange desk, electronics, and a restaurant at the store’s rooftop.

Naran Tuul Market

Mercado Naran Tuul
Mercado Naran Tuul

Naran Tuul Market (Narnii Road, Ulan Bator) — a fascinating urban space in nomadic Mongolia would be the Naran Tuul market in Ulaanbaatar. The naran tuul market is the biggest market in the country and somehow nicknamed as the ‘black market’ (a term which originated during Mongolia’s communist regime when private trading was prohibited when the market was located in the middle of a ger district). Even there is a phrase that you can find everything except “green lamb fur and a dog hoof” referring you can find almost everything from food items to clothing, ger furniture, horse saddle, riding boots and camping equipment and so forth.

For centuries, the majority of Mongolians used to sew their clothes and nowadays this tradition still lingers widely in the country. You will encounter colorful stalls with silk, cotton and other material used for making a deal (a traditional costume). Also, locals and rural nomadic herders come and trade for their daily needs. By visiting this market, you can see which items are needed in a Mongolian’s daily life (especially those who live in the countryside).

 

Naadam Center

Naadam Center
Naadam Center

Naadam Center (Chinggis Avenue 6, Stadium Orgii G-201, Ulan Bator): este es un importante centro comercial en la capital, con docenas de minoristas internacionales y locales (como zapatos de la marca Ecco), un patio de comidas (incluido el coreano) ejecutar la cadena de café “Caffe Bene”) y opciones de entretenimiento para la familia. También hay un supermercado en el nivel principal del centro comercial