ULAANBAATAR .. THE STATE DEPARTMENT STORE ..
I am not sure if The State Department Store is indeed a Government of Mongolia undertaking (thus the term ‘State’ Department Store) or not.
What would I ever do without Google and Wikipedia. NO! The State Department Store is NOT a Government of Mongolia enterprise! However it is widely considered to be at the top of the list of shopping malls in all of Mongolia.
What would I do without Andrej’s amazing maps! The center red balloon is The State Department Store. My apartment building is the left red balloon and Chinggis Khaan / Sukhbaatar Square the heart of downtown Ulaanbaatar is the right red balloon.
My Main Man Changer took me to The State Department Store when my cell phone was stolen. All of my roads lead to MY TEAM here in Ulaanbaatar.
“Oh good grief Captain. Why would Changer take you to The State Department Store to deal with a stolen cell phone?”On the fifth floor of The State Department Store is a state-of-the-art MobiCom cell phone center that is open late!
I have three MobiCom cell phone centers that I deal with. This one is the absolute tops. The staff speak excellent English and I mean to tell you they are sharp and technically capable.
To get to The State Department Store I ride the bus East from my apartment toward downtown Ulaanbaatar on Peace Avenue. I have two (2) major-landmarks that enable me to exit the bus at the proper bus stop. Without my land-marks I could not find my way around Ulaanbaatar.
On the NORTH side of Peace Avenue .. On the LEFT side of the bus .. I have the Peace Mall to spot. It is easy to see because it is another one of Ulaanbaatar’s splendid buildings. Yes I have gone into The Peace Mall also.
On the SOUTH side of Peace Avenue .. On the RIGHT side of the bus .. I have the Ulaanbaatar Department Store to spot. It is also easy to see because it is a large prominent building.
The below facade is so easy for me to spot.
After I exit from the bus I walk East 1/2 block and there it is .. Taa-Daa.. The State Department Store ..
Its letters are just a bit hard to see so I shot the below three photos to more clearly show its name.
The EASTERN entrance. Now that you know what you are looking for you can see the Eastern entrance below.The Eastern entrance is .. in and of itself .. another of my land-marks because I meet people here.
The WESTERN Entrance.As with the Eastern entrance .. now that you know what you are looking for in the below photo of the Western side of the building you may be able to spot the Western entrance. It is just above the two cars below.
The Western entrance is a bit more upscale. I also meet people at this entrance so it too is one of my land-marks.There are no entrances at the back of The State Department Store. The North side is all delivery business.
Right off the bat .. a Tourist Information Center! This is so nice. This is so considerate. This IS Mongolia. This is my experience.Charm up your holidays with Thomas Sabo! Love it! Love Mongolia!Downstairs on the first (street level) floor is a fully stocked and spotless grocery store.
It is the same grocery chain as my local grocery store.
THE CENTRAL OPEN AREA ..
The entire center of The State Department Store is an open area. That is a real airplane you see up there in the ‘sky’.Looking down on both the airplane and the open central section of the store.It looks like a model airplane but it is real and capable of flight. You can clearly see this large open area in the center of the store. It makes for a very pleasant ambiance. This is one very nice store.
Do any of you see what I see in the below photo. I can practically ‘smell’ what I am seeing!Yes! The One.. The Only .. CINNABON ..I mean we all deserve to sit down and relax after seeing this store don’t we. It is up on the top floor.Well not exactly The One The Only .. there are TWO CINNABON shops in the store.
Oh Good Grief Captain. Is it really smart to be hanging over the edge of the escalator shooting photos?Notice at the bottom of the above photo there is a camping and outdoors activity department! I mean .. WOW.
Along with your camping you want a little physical fitness do you? I thought you’d never ask!I hate to say this to you BUT .. I TOLD YOU this is one phenomenal store didn’t I?Some clothing for your work-outs.Or for your walk-outs out in the woods and mountains.
I mean .. Has The State Department Store got-you-covered!
LEVI’S an international name-brand.Several more name-brands. I don’t know the Pepe Jeans London brand but I sure know THE NORTH FACE and CROC’S.
Well! Patti and Claudia and ‘Zilla and who knows who else loves their Kitty ..What Do You Know! I could NOT believe this Department!
Are you all ‘Catching-On’ here? This is one fun store!
ATTENTION PATTI !
Look under the word Majestic .. Do you see what I see?A real Book Store ..What a store! Captain! You are repeating yourself here!Books and some more books.In with the Book Store is a Hobby Department.
LATE BREAKING NEWS FLASH ..
House wear .. And then some ..
Some very nice items ..
Cook wear .. They have cook wear ..
The entire range .. from fancy to daily use items..Just a small sample of house wear.Talk about first class international quality goods..The Bedding Department is very nice. The entire store is very nice.
I purchased two very nice blankets in this department.
On the floors of your home you may want carpeting.
Something for the music makers .. Gullible noted in her comment below ..
I am going to close with the following RHETORICAL QUESTION ..
DoYOU think thatYOU could find something thatYOU need in The State Department Store .
With Joy .. Cap ..
- OCT 14, 15 .. I MAY RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE ..
- OCT 24, 15 .. A BIG DAY TOMORROW SUNDAY THE 25th ..