Service, activities

The town center provides good service with various types of stores and public service. There are hundreds of small shops where you can find water, fruit, candy, bread and different kinds of beverages. There are also a number of supermarkets with a wide range of products and a big food market with all sorts of provisions. It is close between the bank offices in the city, but unfortunately neither of them has a foreign currency exchange service. A post office is located in the town center, they sell postcard and stamps and of course regular post services. It takes about two weeks for a postcard from Yakeshi to arrive in Europe. For the spare time, there is an indoor swimming pool in the town. The opening hours are 9.30 a.m. to 20.00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

Medical service

There are two public hospitals in Yakeshi, The Inner Mongolia Forestry General Hospital and The City Hospital. Both have modern equipment with western standard and well trained staff. All ambulances are manned with one doctor and one nurse when they take off to the scene of the accident. Apart from the emergency treatment the hospitals are able to manage most other kind of medical service, such as most operations and internal medicine. Foreigners should be accompanied by translators, as only few doctors speak English. Also the Fire Department in Yakeshi has got modern equipment. The time for reaching the site is 20 to 30 minutes, for both ambulance and fire engine.

Next to the Inner Forestry Hospital, there is a pharmacy with a rich assortment of products.