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Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, washed by the waters of the Caspian sea. A significant area of the country is occupied by the Karakum desert.

Here are the ruins of the ancient settlements of Nisa and Merv, through which the great silk road once ran. Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, was rebuilt in the Soviet style in the middle of the XX century.

Hot Turkmenistan is the resplendent heart of Central Asia. The great dynasties of the past left behind magnificent palaces, mosques and caravanserais, Karakums, the capital of Ashgabat, ancient Merv, horses, carpets and pilaf

Turkmenistan is a country with great tourist potential. The former Soviet Republic followed a completely authentic path, unlike its less fortunate neighbors. In Turkmenistan, they honor ancient traditions, walk on fun national holidays in honor of the birth of a child or harvest, and at the same time build modern cities, develop industry.

For tourists who decide to visit Turkmenistan, the country will play with bright colors, show its natural beauty and tell many fascinating stories. Guests will be interested to relax in the Avaza tourist zone on the shore of the Caspian sea, look at the endless Karakum desert, take a walk at the spring festivals of snowdrops (Chuchmoma-Sayili) and tulips (Lola-Sayili), or walk through the city of blooming gardens of Ashgabat.


On the territory of modern Turkmenistan, ancient civilizations rose to their power and collapsed. There you can see the residence of the kings of Parthia, Nisu and the ruins of ancient Merv, follow the footsteps of the powerful Achaemenid dynasty and the armies of Alexander the great. Many tourist routes are located in famous historical places.

1. The Karakum Desert

It covers most of the country and covers an area of more than 3,500 thousand km2. This is a real Kingdom of sand, dunes and camels. Climate conditions in the desert are very harsh, in summer the temperature reaches 63°C in the sun, and in winter there are real frosts up to -30°C. Almost 15% of the population of Turkmenistan lives in Karakum.

2. Ancient city of Nisa

The remains of the capital of the once powerful Parthian Kingdom, built around the second century BC. the City was erected at the behest of king Mithridates. Here were the graves of members of the ruling arsakid dynasty, palaces, temples, numerous warehouses and the Royal Treasury. Nisa is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

3. The ancient city of Merv

This city is the oldest in all of Central Asia, it was built during the Margian civilization (3-2 thousand years BC) Later it became one of the centers of the powerful Parthia. After the Arab conquest of the seventh century, Merv became a base for further expansion to the East and North. The city flourished during the Arab Samanid dynasty in the XII century, in its beauty it surpassed even Constantinople.

4. Dehistan

This place is also called the "Martian plain". Once the area was a blooming oasis surrounded by rivers and gardens, but hundreds of years passed and the waters dried up, and Dehistan became a desert. People had to go to other more fertile lands, abandon their settlements. Through the centuries, the ruins of Akga-Kala and Shadur-Kala, surrounded by a lifeless plain, have reached us.

5. Kunya-Urgench

Historical reserve of Turkmenistan, formerly the capital of Northern Khorezm. The city has been mentioned since the first century. In the X century during the reign of the Samanids Kunya-Ugric was renamed Gurgandzh. The city became a cultural and scientific center, second only to the capital of the Empire, Bukhara. The famous Ibn Sina (Avicenna in European) lived here.

6. Rukhyet Palace

A modern architectural monument built in 1999 in Ashgabat by order of the first Turkmen President S. Niyazov. It is a complex of white marble topped with turquoise domes. The Palace is used for conferences, forums, important state events, as well as concerts and mass celebrations.

7. The Monument Of Independence Of Turkmenistan

Symbol of the country's independence in the form of a 118-meter column. The building is located in the Ashgabat Park, reminding residents and guests of the formation of a separate and independent state of Turkmenistan. The top of the monument is crowned by a Crescent with five stars, symbolizing the unity of the five Turkmen tribes.

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