State Department Store

The first shopping center in Ulaanbaatar

The State Department Store is a true cultural heritage of Mongolia that has stood strong for a century. Originally founded with the help of specialists from the Soviet Union and commissioned as the Central Department Store, it is one of the most valuable cultural heritage sites in Mongolia.

The State Department Store offers products from the world's best brands of electronics, household goods, cosmetics, men's, women's and children's clothing and footwear. It also houses services such as banking, insurance, flower and souvenir shops, as well as a cinema. It is a world-class shopping mall with a rich history of a century and a modern style that combines all kinds of products and services in one place.

In 1921, with the help of Soviet specialists, the foundation was laid and the Central Store was established.

When it was opened in 1924, it had about 20 staff members, including a chief trainer, a senior accountant, an accountant trainer, a general accountant, and a products specialist.

In 1933, it moved into a new building (now an art gallery) and became known as "Under Khorshoo". As a result, about 40 employees worked in 5 halls where food and everyday goods were offered.

In 1959, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the People's Revolution, the Government of the People's Republic of Mongolia decided to build a national shopping center at a cost of 150 million MNT. As a result, Chinese costruction workers worked on the project and it was opened on June 28, 1961. Since that day, it has been called the "State Department Store" and is still operating thanks to the public.

In 1971, for the first time in Mongolia, the State Department Store introduced a self-service system.

In 1996, by the decision of the Mongolian government, the state-owned State Department Store was restructured to become "State Department Store JSC".

Key Information
Categories of Products


  • Supermarket
  • Book store
  • Souvenir Store
  • Flowers & Gifts
  • Coffee Shop
  • Bakery
  • Hairdresser
  • Pharmacy
  • Beauty and accessories
  • Fashion retail
  • Household appliances and accessories
  • Travels and sports goods


  • Cinena
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
  • Banking and financial servies
  • Kiosk machine
  • АТМ
  • Currency exchange
  • Insurance
  • Watch repair
  • Dry cleaning