Gateway to Chinese side of Mongolia. City with full infrastructure in terms of shopping malls, MacDonalds, IMAX, etc. The Muslim Quarter is interesting with a 250 yr old mosque.
it's a very small city, poor, windy, sandy in winter. if u take a taxi, 3 euro would allow u drive through it. the impressive stuff are gathered in south, the old town.there's not much cultural trace left in the old town's everyday life, just as most chinese oldtowns. there's only that much old temples u can see. transportation is a big problem. taxi has its own rules, hard to take, no subway, inner-city bus is confusing, even no proper address,yet it's seriously traffic jammed cuz the new coming middle class can afford a car(like ranger rover..BMW X5...)