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Top Choice Market in Ulaanbaatar

Naran Tuul Market

Also known as the Black Market (Khar Zakh), this is a must-see spot for those wanting to pick up traditional Mongolian clothing, carpets, horse-riding gear and souvenirs. It's notorious for pickpockets and bag slash…
Top Choice Department Store in Ulaanbaatar

State Department Store

Established in 1921, the State Department Store, known as ikh delguur (big shop), is a local institution and virtually a tourist attraction in itself. Here the best products from around the city are squeezed into on…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Ulaanbaatar

Mary & Martha Mongolia

Fair-trade shop selling handmade traditional handicrafts, felt products, clothing (including men's and children's), toys, jewellery and modern Kazakh wall hangings. Has some innovative little products such as comput…
Sports & Outdoors in Dulaankhaan

Khuvchit Num

This is one of the last traditional bow and arrow workshops in Mongolia. In a large, dusty room, exquisite bows and arrows are made from ibex and reindeer horn, bamboo and even fish guts. Only around 100 sets are cr…
Market in Ölgii

Market

Traditional Kazakh skullcaps, wall hangings and throws, knives and dombra (traditional Kazakh two-stringed lutes) can be found amid the chaos here. Also good for fruit and vegetables. There are several cheap guanzes…
Market in Choibalsan

Market

Choibalsan’s proximity to China means that its market is well stocked. Purchase anything from fresh produce, dried dairy products and a local relish made of spring onion and garlic (great for livening up that mutton…
Arts & Crafts in Ölgii

Otau Shop

Cosy arts and crafts shop selling Kazakh felt handicrafts (bags, purses, slippers, hats) as well as traditional clothing. Prices start at around T4000. The owners live on-site; ring the bell to get in. Look for the …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Local Brand

If you're looking for souvenirs, we recommend this shop, which sells (as the name indicates) locally made handicrafts, as opposed to cheap Chinese knock-offs. It's located in a long building next to a butcher, so yo…
Sports & Outdoors in Ulaanbaatar

Cycling World

If you're looking to embark on a cycling trip around Mongolia then this is your place. It sells Trek mountain bikes, as well as a large range of accessories and GPS navigation equipment. Has plenty of tips for place…
Musical Instruments in Ulaanbaatar

Egshiglen Magnai National Musical Instrument Shop

A great little shop for those interested in buying handmade Mongolian instruments. It sells morin khuur (horse-head fiddles; from T180,000), yattag (zithers) and two-stringed Chinese fiddles, as well as CDs of tradi…