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FAQS? - INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVEL IN MONGOLIA

When is the best time to come to Mongolia? 
June to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival and other many outdoor activities. July and August are also the mild and wettest months of the year, but be assured; the climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. If you are an adventure maker who wants to challenge yourself with the Mongolian harsh climate welcome to travel in Mongolia in the cold and dry seasons.

For all types of visa you will need following documents:
1. Your passport with at least one blank page and should be valid for a minimum of 6 months
2. Two copies of recent passport size photo
3. Visa fee
To apply for a tourist visa for a period of no longer than one month a letter of invitation from the hosting organization is required. Please make sure visa requirements of gateway countries to Mongolia, i.e., China, Russia, Korea, or Japan.
Transit visas for 7 days is possible to obtain at the entry point of Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Zamiin-uud, and Sukhbaatar railway ports.

CustomsEveryone coming to Mongolia must complete a customs declaration, which should be retained until departure. This allows the free import and re-export of articles intended for personal use for the duration of the stay. It prohibited importing and export:

  • Guns, weapons, ammunitions without special permission.
  • Explosive items
  • Radioactive substance
  • Pornographic publications
  • Opium, hashish, and other narcotics
  • Publications, records, films, drawings opposing Mongolia
  • Research materials, paleontological  and archeological findings, collection of various plants and their seeds, birds, wild and domestic animals, wool, raw skins and hides, and furs without permissions of appropriate  Mongolian authorities.

Mongolia allows to the following items to be brought in duty free.

  • 1l of spirits
  • 2l of wine
  • 3l of beer
  • 200 cigarettes
  • 250 grams of tobacco

Visitors taking antiques and fossils out of the country must have official documentation to do so. Some shops will provide the necessary documents upon purchase. Alternatively, permission can be obtained from the Ministry of Education and Science, Culture in Ulaanbaatar.

How to get Mongolia?
International air flights
 
Only Chinggis Khaan international airport receives flights from Moscow, Beijing, Seoul,Busan ,Tokyo,Osaka, Frankfurt,Berlin, Bangkong and Hong Kong. Beside MIAT Mongolian airline, Aeroflot- Russian airline, Korean Air- Korean airlines, Air China- CAAC have scheduled flights to/from Mongolia. 
MIAT Mongolian Airlines - http://www.miat.com 
Aeroflot - http://www.aeroflot.ru/eng/ 
Air China - http://www.airchina.com.cn 
Korean Air - http://www.koreanair.com 
Asiana Airlines https://flyasiana.com/C/MN/EN/index
Turkish Airlines https://www.turkishairlines.com/

Trans Siberian railway  
Another way to enter and leave Mongolian is Trans Siberian railway. Mongolian and Trans Siberian railway connects Europe and Asia through Mongolia. Cross- traveling Mongolian-Russian, Mongolian Chinese border, central Asian Gobi desert, Siberian Forest Mountains and steppe with Trans Siberian railway itself exciting experience. 
 
Do I need travel insurance?
Although we do not require travel insurance, it is recommended to our client to purchase a standard travel insurance service from your local company. This will cover you for unexpected events that may badly influence your location.  

What do I need to take in my pack?
If you need some thing that not expected to buy from Mongolia during the trip please make sure that purchase from your place.  The following is a rough guide of the things that will need pack for your trip to Mongolia. Although this may not suit everyone’s needs it can be acceptable to personal requirements or the type of trip that you are planning to take.

How is the communication? How can I contact with my family? 
You can make an international call from almost every hotel in the capital and the main cities. Also, Mongolia is widely accessed with mobile and internet operators throughout the country, so communicating is never a problem. You can also rent a mobile phone or satellite phones from the operators.

Can you tell me bit an about accommodation?
If you are staying in Ulaanbaatar, you will be staying in a hotel with 3-5 stars and will stay in tourist Ger camp (Mongolian traditional dwelling) or tented camps near attractions.

Hotels
In Ulaanbaatar or some local towns we assure that you stay in the best available hotel. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar graded as 3 and 4 stars are generally comfortable and offer in-room international standard bathroom facilities, TV with access to international channels, telephones with IDD, room service etc.

Tourist GER camp 
Most common accommodation outside cities on our expeditions is so-called ger camps. Made of latticed wood structure covered with felt layers and durable canvas, this dome shaped unique accommodation is heated by wood stove placed in the center and furnished with beautifully decorated wood-framed beds. Shower and toilet facilities are normally found in a separate building outside the ger. Staying in ger is a memorable experience of Mongolian culture. Most visitors find their stays at ger camps to be among their most memorable experiences in Mongolia.

Tented camping
On many of our adventurous journeys to more remote areas we use tented camps. tents of highest qualities, mattresses, chairs, dining tables are provided. When necessary we also provide portal shower and toilet facilities for the comfort of our guests. Our expedition staff set up camps and prepares meals and takes care of all your needs. Tented camps allow you to interact more with the nature and visit the remotest areas of the country.

How are the domestic flights?
We sometimes use domestic flights to aimag centers and tourist camps, in surrounding area of which where many of our discovery tours and adventure tours are arranged. Major domestic flight destinations include Dalanzadgad in South Gobi, Murun town in Khuvsgul, Khovd town in the western Altai region and Choibalsan town in Dornod aimag. Helicopters are also chartered for special tours to the remotest areas where we can not fly an airplane or drive by jeeps. The personal luggage allowance on domestic flights is 15kg; the cost per kilo of baggage is 3400-4100Tug depending on distance. 
Aero Mongolia https://aeromongolia.mn/
Hunnu Air https://www.hunnuair.com/en

What is the look Mongolia vehicles?
Depending on the nature of tours and type of destination we use different types of vehicles; for jeep overland expeditions we use Japanese Toyota Landcruiser jeeps, which is the best available for its type. In some remote areas where we have to fly we arrange local vehicles most of them happen to be Russian made UAZ four wheel drives either jeep or minivan. For sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar we use deluxe coaches and minibuses or sedans.

How long will the drive take per day? 
When you travel around the vast steppes in Mongolia, our trip will take about 6 to 10 hours per day and it will cover from 100 up to 360 kilometers / 62-225 miles

How is the meal? 
Both traditional Mongolian and European cuisines are available. We provide the selection of best available local restaurants on cities and popular destinations. During excursions to remote areas we provide services of professional chefs who normally travel with the group. Arrangements can be made for vegetarians and those with special dietary needs.

Gifts and souvenirs 
Mongolia is the best place for cashmere products. As one of the leading countries in the production of cashmere, it offers the cheapest prices for the highest quality and design. Lately cashmere production is developing rapidly and being very fashionable. As a gift for the one you care, you can buy beautifully ornamented art crafts which usually use nomadic life.

How is the Safety and security? 
Generally, Mongolia is a safe destination for travelers. However, incidences of pick pocketing and bag slashing have been on the rise in recent years, so always keep your personal belongings in a safe place (money belts are highly recommended), especially in crowded areas or in places where your attention is diverted, such as internet cafes . Notorious places for theft are the Black Market, the railway station and crowded bus stops. Violent crime is uncommon, but still caution is required at night, and dark or deserted alleys and streets, in particular, should be avoided. Most of the dogs in rural area could be aggressive. Please note that they are guardians of the herd not pet. 

Can you tell me about currency exchange? 
The monetary unit in Mongolia is TUGRUG, which is equal to 100 mungu. At the present, 20000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, and 10 tugrug notes are in circulation. Commercial banks in Ulaanbaatar and province centers are the official organizations authorized to exchange foreign currency. They have network of branches in Ulaanbaatar and exchange bureaus at main hotels. ATM machine is available.  US Dollar, Euro and Japanese Yen are common currencies in Mongolia.  As  DEC 2021 currency rate is:
1 USD =2850 MNT
1 Euro= 3440 MNT

Is Traveler cheques are acceptable in Mongolia?
Few banks accept Travelers Cheque. But Credit cards and cash payment are common in use. You can also withdraw cash from any ATM in all major towns. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB cards are acceptable. It is almost impossible to use your credit cards in the countryside. 

What is the Electric Current?
The standard voltage in Mongolia is 220Volts/50Hz. Most sockets require a European style plug or adaptor.

Do you arrange private tours?
We offer private tours to individuals, families, and groups. Our private tours include a wide range of activities from cultural explorations, archeology to exhilarating outdoor adventures (Altai Mountain Trekking, Horse and Camel riding, Gobi desert expeditions, and much more).

What are the entertainments?
National folklore performances, classical art, ballet and other cultural shows are available in Ulaanbaatar. At tourist camps in the countryside private concerts of traditional dancing and singing performances can be arranged. 

Why should I travel with Shine Zuuch Travel? 
Shine Zuuch Travel is a one of the most responsible, experienced and professional tour operator in Mongolia which is diversified its services. 



Mongolia Weather

Summer (around July-August) is the best season for traveling, but due to the continental climate, the temperature difference between daytime and morning and evening is a lot, and it may rain suddenly in the daytime and the temperature may drop. Therefore, rain gear and cardigans and jumpers that are easy to put on and take off are required. Also, since the sun is strong on sunny days, if you go outdoors for a long time, you should bring a hat and sunglasses. Hats are a must, especially when going to the Gobi region, as there is nothing to block the sun.

In autumn (September-October), the weather is stable but suddenly it gets cold. Be prepared to get quite cold, especially in rural areas, and prepare socks, thick socks, and sweaters. Hotels in urban areas will be heated from around September 15th. However, because the inside of the room is dry, the throat may be swollen when you wake up in the morning. Measures are needed.

Winter (November-April) is very cold at -30-40 degrees Celsius, but if you completely protect yourself from the cold, you can travel unexpectedly. However, the period from the end of December to February is the severe winter season, so sufficient preparation is required. The hat should be for winter mountains, which hides up to your ears, and the material should be fur or fleece. A coat with a thick hood protects your cheeks and is warmer than a hat. The muffler to be long enough to cover the area around the mouth. The coat should be up to the knees and the material should be fur, but the new downed material is lighter and easier to move. Gloves should be airtight than knitted. The upper body underwear should be brushed for cold weather. Socks, thick socks, etc. are also essential items, and the shoes have a back bore and must be longer than half boots. You
can buy good European products in Ulaanbaatar for less than US $ 100 . Consider wearing two thick socks , and choose thick socks that are not slippery. You don't need an umbrella because it's dry even if it snows.

In spring (May-June), the weather is unstable, and there are days of snowstorms, heavy sandstorms, and snowy days with rain, and it can get warm or cold during the day, so travel during this time. Is not recommended very much.

Things you want to prepare

Flashlights and mountaineering headlights are a must, toilets are outside when staying in gers, and Ulaanbaatar has occasional power outages and dark stairs.
Also, the meals at the hotel are basically Western-style meat dishes. The ingredients are mainly mutton and beef, but pork, chicken and river fish are also available. It's a meat-oriented dish, so if you have a slight stomach upset, take yogurt or other dairy products.

Take it with you
・ Non-gas insect spray and anti-itch (there are a lot of mosquitoes in rural tourist camps)
・ Wet tissue ・ Pocket tissue
・ Flashlight ・ Lighter (night with many blackouts ) , Necessary when going to the toilet from ger)
・ Medicine (things you are accustomed to taking
, cold medicine, stomach medicine, anti- diarrheal, etc. are useful)
・ Sunglasses
・ Hats
・ Gloves (prevents peeling of hands when ridinga horse)
・ Sunscreen (because it is high above sea level, the ultraviolet rays are quite strong)
・ Lip balm and skin cream (because it is extremely dry)
・ Instant food ( convenient to put in and carry)・ Instant food (mainly meat dishes such as miso soup, so the stomach feels heavy)
・ knapsack
(When going to Gobi, Karakorum, etc., it is often not possible to carry the trunk, so bring only the luggage for 1 to 2 nights separately )
・ Special type battery (camera batteries and button type batteries are not sold very much)

When you get sick

When you're tired or sick, hydration is important, but ionic drinks that are closer to your body fluids are better than mineral water. Since the composition is similar to that of body fluids, it can replenish water without imposing a burden on the body and keeps the body moisturized for a long time. If you use a powder type such as Pocari Sweat that you dissolve in mineral water and drink, you can easily get it before you leave, and it is not bulky, so it is convenient to carry.

When you get sick

Even if you want to hear it, it's a little difficult to hear ...

Even if the sunburn is cool and comfortable, the sunshine is not odd and strong in the summer in Mongolia. A must-have sunscreen. It has a strong blocking effect, so let's protect it from UV rays. Also, when you go out, be sure to wear a hat, preferably one with a wide brim. It is also a measure against sunstroke.
There is no shade in the grassland, and there is really no escape. Not only the sunlight but also the air is very dry, so be sure to bring a cream or serum with a high moisturizing effect every night for care. Don't forget the lip cream. Be especially careful when trekking on horseback. If you are not careful even for a short time, it will turn red and your skin will become irritated and burned. If you don't want to get sunburn on your neck and arms, don't hesitate to heat up and protect yourself with a long-sleeved shirt or towel.

In the suburbs and regions where there is no water supply, it is quite difficult to wash your face perfectly. Large-format wet wipes are useful in such cases. The type that has a cleansing effect is also convenient for wiping your body when you are not in the shower. If you put your cellphone in a bag, you can use it while traveling by bus or car. Just wiping it will make you feel refreshed.

Toilet When traveling in the grasslands
it is not uncommon to do something in the wilderness. Houses that have settled in rural areas have shack toilets, but nomadic gers usually do not have toilets. Once you get used to it, you'll be addicted to it (!?) "Nature Toilet", but at first, where on the flat ground as far as the eye can see? There should be many people who are confused.
First, bring toilet paper (water-soluble, of course) with you wherever you go. Go to a place where the terrain is low, or where it is difficult to seen.
It's hard to find a toilet even when walking around town. But supermarkets, malls are have restrooms.

Sanitary napkins You can buy sanitary
napkins at shops and supermarkets in Ulaanbaatar. At supermarkets that are often used by foreigners, you can get high-quality products such as those made in Korea, so be sure to prepare before you go to the countryside.

When changing clothes in gers
nomadic ger, there is almost no privacy. Local women are quickly changing clothes, such as wearing Deel. What if you want to change your underwear or wipe your body, aside from changing clothes in the morning and evening? In such a case, don't hesitate to ask the people at home, "I want to change my clothes, can you go out for a while?" And ask the men to go out. You should stay at home when you stay in the ger, don't hesitate.

In the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where people walk alone at night, the market economy becomes widespread and the gap between rich and poor widens and security deteriorates.

Other
Mongolians generally have straight emotional expressions. It can be said that the degree of skinship is considerably higher than foreigners, even if they are friends with each other. Some people may find it friendly and happy, while others may find it unpleasant to be familiar with it. Always stay away from drunk people and don't deal with them. It's best not to go out with friends who come to see you after drinking alcohol.

About Ger

There are various rules in the ger. Now in Mongolia, you don't have to worry too much about the rules in the ger. The important thing is to respect the owner of the ger, and if you treat it within the common sense people, you will rarely have any trouble. However, it is a basic thing that every Mongolian wears, so you want to know it as long as you visit Ger. Then your impression of you will be much better.

There is always a guard dog near the ger when entering the
ger. Dog may bark, but it also serves as a doorbell to inform to nomad of the arrival of guests, so stay away until nomad family comes out and stops the dog.There are some traditions such as:
-Before entering the ger, take off your hat.
-When entering the ger, start with your right foot.
-Do not step on the threshold of the entrance or sit down.

In the ger-the
front back of the entrance is the upper seat, the left side is the male seat, the right side is the female seat / children's seat,    
  and even females can sit in the upper seat or the male seat.
-When you receive something, be sure to receive it with both hands.
-It is better to use everything that is served, but if it is not possible, say
polite to nomad at least .

Prohibitions in the ger-Do not pass between the two central pillars (Bagana). The two pillars represent men and women, and passing between them means tearing through the couple in the house.-Do not put garbage in the stove.

Advice for camping in the grasslands Camping in the grasslands is not prohibited in Mongolia, and foreigners can set up tents. Camping in the grasslands is probably the best way to experience Mongolia's wilderness and the starry sky.

About Tent Tour

A cheap tent is enough, but a solid sleeping bag is good. If you are staying in a tent in September, it is safer to prepare one with a usable limit temperature display exceeding -10 ° C. It's better to have an air mat, but it's bulky so you can buy it at an outdoor shop in Ulaanbaatar.
For cooking, a gas stove such as MSR (one that can use all fuels) is preferable.
When traveling by bicycle or horse, you may not be able to buy or use gasoline, so be prepared for a bonfire. It is convenient for those who are not accustomed to have an ignition agent.
Ingredients such as rice, bread, canned foods, vegetables (potatoes, onions), and water can be purchased even in small local villages. However, we do not sell fruits that are a source of vitamins, so it is a good idea to bring oranges and apples from Ulaanbaatar. Juice with fruit juice is also recommended.

Attention to bonfire

If you stay in a tent near the nomadic ger, you may have trouble with a bonfire in the meadow. They have no ownership, but they are nomads. Doing anything on the grass that you occupy can be a source of trouble. Also, when nomads bonfire, they are very careful when cleaning up the fire. Be sure to extinguish the fire completely.

About luggage management

You can rest assured that no one is around you, and there are no gers or private houses in the area, and things may be stolen when you leave the tent, so be sure to manage your luggage properly. The range in which nomads use horses and motorcycles is surprisingly wide and requires caution. However, it is not very malicious, and there are many mischief of kids, so it may be possible to prevent it by just locking the zipper of the tent. However, there are many crimes such as theft when setting up a tent around the town, so it is better not to leave valuables in the tent.

You can exchange USDollars at airports, hotels, banks, and exchange offices in the city. You can exchange money at any time at the hotel, but banks and exchange offices are much better. Many exchange offices are gathered around the Flower Center and around the TEDY Center.
There are many currencies that can be exchanged, including Japanese yen, US dollars, euros, Korean won, Chinese yuan, and Russian ruble. You can freely exchange the surplus Tugrug at the exchange office. In Mongolia tugrug is basically used, but there are many places where you can pay dollars at hotels, souvenir shops, and ger camps. When traveling to rural areas, there are few places to exchange money. If you are traveling away from Ulaanbaatar, it is recommended that you exchange money in advance for tugrug or usdollars.

Bank ATM

You can exchange money at a bank counter or withdraw cash from an ATM. Services such as VISA, MASTER, American Express can be used. You can easily withdraw in local currency at an ATM. ATM machines are available at Trade Development Bank (TDB) and Golomt Bank, and are installed at branch offices of each bank and at hotels, department stores, and supermarkets in the city. There have been cases of pickpocketing after withdrawal, so be careful when handling cash.

Transport
Taxi A
taxi is convenient for moving around the city. It can be divided into two types: a taxi with a meter / company / and a private taxi / private /.
Meter taxis may also be safe, but foreigners may turn the meter at an abnormal speed and be charged an exorbitant fee. This also applies to private taxis, and in such cases it seems to be hard to pay the bill without complaining. White taxis can be caught by raising their hands by the side of the road. There are many ordinary passenger cars. The fare meter calculates the fare by checking the distance with the running meter.
As of March 2021, the taxi fare is 1000 tug (about 35 cent) to 1500 Tugrug (about 52 cent) per 1 km. Recently, the price of gasoline is not stable, so this price is not always correct. It is a point to check before riding. Although some drivers are conscientious, there are many cases in which they try to trick foreigners into taking money, so it is best to avoid riding alone. Also, be careful as you will never return anything left behind in the taxi.

Bus
Buses are the cheapest means of transportation, and there are large buses and small 14-seater buses called minibuses. Bus networks connect local cities and villages.
The fare in the city is about 500 Tugrug by large bus. Microbus varies from 500 to 1500 Tugrug depending on the route. Minibuses have routes all the way to the city. When you get on a large bus, the staff will come to collect the money, so if you pay the fare, you will get a ticket. There is no ticket on the minibus, and you pay in cash when you board.
When you get off at the bus stop, you always get off at the bus stop, so when you get to the destination, get off at the open door. Buses are often crowded and are frequently may be damaged by pickpockets.

Phone
International calls
International calls can be made using landlines at hotels. In general, many people use public telephones that can be used by international telephones, which are cheaper. There are many operators such as Mongolian Telecom, Mobicom,Unitel and Micom. Most of the explanations are written in Mongolian, and it is best to ask an interpreter or guide to teach you how to use it or to help you.

Photo Phone Cards
Calls to Mongolia also use public telephones throughout the city. The usage is the same card format as international calls. Telephone cards are sold at post offices and convenience stores, and there is no common card to all telephone companies. The safest one would be Mongolian Telecom. -There is also a more convenient phone called "white phone". People wearing masks are sitting in boxes with telephones and cigarettes all over the city. Local calls are available from 100-150 Tugrug / min and are postpaid in cash. A white phone is also useful if you know the contact information of the other party.

Photo Tax Phones As of March 2021, there are four mobile carrier companies in Mongolia. The largest is Mobicom. Others are Skytel, Unitel, and Gmobile. Mobicom also offers a mobile phone rental service. If you are staying for a long time, it is recommended that you purchase a SIM card locally and purchase a cheap mobile phone. If you buy an international call card exclusively for mobile phones, you can call other country directly. In addition, mobile phones can be used as long as they are capable of international roaming.

Internet
Internet cafes are everywhere in major cities, with "Internet" signs. Many computer game centers use Windows XP or later, and can be used in English. The fare is 800-1500 Tugrug per hour. In addition, the number of stores offering the old W service is increasing in Ulaanbaatar. There are few internet services in hotels.

Post

If you want to send letters, postcards, or parcels overseas, you can easily send them by going to the Central post office. Located west of Genghis Khan Square. The postcard is 880 Tugrug. The letter is up to 20g and weighs 1,100. For more than that, 880 Tugurug for every 20g. It can also handle EMS (Express Mail Service). In addition, it is possible to use international courier services such as DHL and UPS in Ulaanbaatar.

Car rental
All rental car services in Mongolia are accompanied by a driver, and you cannot rent a car alone. You cannot use a your international driver's license. If you want to use it, you can arrange it at a specialized company, a travel agency, or the reception desk of the hotel. If you rent a day, the price starts from 80,000 Tugrug. (Gasoline fee not included) In addition, the travel guide will arrange a rental car that suits your travel purpose. It is also a good idea to consult with your guide once you have decided on a specific trip.

Tour Guide
Guide fees range from $ 30 to $ 100 a day for travel guides. There are many newcomers who have just graduated from university, so it is advisable to check their English language level and experience as a travel guide in advance.
If you specialize in business, start from $ 70. If you want to secure an excellent guide tailored to your specialty, it is better to ask in advance. It is safe to ask a travel agency to arrange a guide.

Electricity

Electricity in Mongolia is 220V, 50Hz. When using 100V electrical products, be sure to use a transformer. The mainstream plug shape is two round holes. There is no problem if you have something that can change the plug freely.

Drink
When drinking tap water at a hotel, it is better to boil it once. It is best to buy mineral water at supermarkets and convenience stores (Delgur) in the city. There are several types, and they are sold at around 800 Tugrug in 500 ml.

Mongolia Foods

Mongolian cuisine is basically meat-based. Most of the meat is mutton, and they also eat beef, pork, chicken and fish. A typical dish is something like steamed dumplings, which is said to be a Buuz often eaten during the New Year. Other common meals include piroshki, mantuu, lapsha soup, and vegetable soup. You can eat it at a cafeteria called Tsainii Gazar, and the buuz and others are as cheap as 800 Tugrug (about 30 cent). In addition, Mongolian cuisine goes well with traditional Mongolian milk tea called Suutei tsai. It has a light salty taste, but it is delicious once you get used to it. Khorkhog is a dish that is served at celebrations and when entertaining guests. Put the roasted stones together with mutton and vegetables such as potatoes, onions, and carrots and steam them. The meat itself is tender and delicious, but the vegetables and soup are excellent. Dairy products are a must-have for Mongolian food. There are many fresh things such as yogurt, milk, and cheese. These are best tasted at nomadic homes, but SUU's products are the most popular in the city. If you find it at a supermarket, please try it. Also, many ice creams made from fresh milk ,and tastes delicious.


Restaurants

There are many restaurants and bars in Ulaanbaatar. You can enjoy Japanese food, Korean food, Chinese food, Italian food, Indian food, Turkish food, Russian food, and food from other countries. In local cities, there are few options other than Mongolian cuisine.
The Irish pub, which is popular in the back pub, is full every day and night throughout the summer and is used by many tourists. You definitely want to stop by to feel the present of Mongolia.
Mongolian restaurants are everywhere in Ulaanbaatar. There are many popular restaurants such as Modern Nomads that tourists also like.
At shops that deal with foreigners, you can rest assured that the menu will be written in English and English will be spoken. You can also use major cards such as VISA and Master.

Vodka
Mongolian vodka called Arkhi has an alcohol content of around 40%. It's a style that you drink all at once with a stray, so don't get drunk.
The cheap ones range from 8,000 Tugrug to the higher ones over 150,000 Tugrug.
Kumis is also preferred and often drunk in the summer. Taste it through your throat like beer. The nomadic families drink Kumis, which is fresh and has an exceptional taste.
Beer is also often drunk. Brand Genghis Khan is a nationally representative local beer. Many people buy it as a souvenir because it tastes good, is light and easy to drink. In the evening of summer, beer gardens where you can enjoy draft beer on the terrace outside the store can be seen everywhere in the city, which is a summer feature.
Wine is popular these days. There are many kinds, and if you go to the supermarket, you can get delicious and cheap ones.

Shopping
If you're shopping in Mongolia, it's best to go to Narantuul Black market. However, it has a lot of pickpockets and even Mongolians avoid it, but if you are careful, you should go there once. Most of them are imported from China and Russia, but there are many cheap ones, so it's fun. It's also a good idea to procure what you need while traveling. There are also riding boots and Mongolian folk costumes, and you can buy souvenirs.
There are also many shops, shopping malls of famous brands in Ulaanbaatar. Clothes, shoes, and other products are on sale.

Souvenir
If you want to buy souvenirs, we recommend a large department store such as State Department Store. It has a corner specializing in souvenirs, which is convenient for shopping. We also recommend the shops near State Department Store, which is lined with many souvenir shops. The main types of souvenirs are felt products, cashmere products, folk crafts and original T-shirts, folk costume deels, and leather products. Morin Khuur is one of the most popular items, although it can be used as luggage. Among cashmere products, Gobi cashmere and Altay cashmere are famous. Both have factories in the city and sell directly. It's fascinating to be able to buy high quality cashmere at an affordable price. Camel wool products are also a great souvenir for the elderly.
Located city center fashionable stores are motivating to buy. The quality of the products is high, and there are many items that will make you happy as souvenirs. For those who have time, we also recommend handmade products. You can make your own original products such as leather jackets, shoes, and dolls in about 3 to 5 days. There are also popular souvenirs for food. Dried cheeses "Byaslag" and "Aaruul" made from dairy products.









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