If you are heading for Mongolia and need a visa, there is a Mongolian consulate in Èrlián. To find the consulate from the train station, walk west up Xinhua Dajie and turn right onto Youyi Lu. Walk north along this road for 15 minutes until you see the Mongolian flags on your left. A 30-day rush tourist visa can be issued on the same day you apply; you’ll need one passport-sized photo. A taxi can take you there for ¥6.