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Introducing Sainshand

Thanks to Sainshand’s railway and relative proximity to the Tavan Tolgoi mine, the world’s largest, untapped coking coal deposit with 7.5 billion tonnes of the stuff, Sainshand (Good Pond) is slated for spectacular economic growth and heavy investment in its infrastructure.

If this comes to pass remains to be seen. As it stands today, the town is divided into two parts: a cluster around the train station, and the more developed city centre 2km to the south. Recently the city has drawn growing attention from Buddhist pilgrims, who use it as a jumping-off point for nearby Khamaryn Khiid.