Zamiin-Üüd / Zamyn-Üüd is a small town in the Dornogov province of Mongolia. The town is located on the old trade route between Beijing and Urga / Ulaanbaatar, and is now the most important border crossing between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China, via Ereen.
It’s the town on the Mongolian side of the sole border crossing into China open to foreigners, you be here if you are travelling between Beijing and Ulaanbaatar. From Zamyn Uud, you enter to China (inner Mongolia) thru Erlian / Ereen.
While Erlian booms with economic activity right across the border, little happens in Zamyn Üüd – there is no market and the roads are slowly being consumed by sand, blown in from the surrounding desert.
There are just enough transit travellers to keep some hotels and restaurants busy around the train station. Plans to build a casino in the town could help, although after several years of talk nothing has happened yet.
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