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Last updated: 28 Mar 2017

Traveling Turkmenistan: what to do and see

Turkmenistan is a very interesting country in Central Asia, with a unique political system and a neutral status. Even though it is not too easy to get there, Turkmenistan welcomes tourists from various countries and has a rich culture and historical heritage to please and satisfy even the savviest traveller.

Ashgabat

Ashgabat is the capital city of Turkmenistan, a very beautiful cultural, political and economic center surrounded by the Karakum desert. The city has changed its look over the recent years from a semi-rural provincial capital to a modern-looking city with multi-storey buildings and business centers. See more about tours in Ashgabat here.

Kunya Urgench

An ancient city, once a capital of the Khorezmian kingdom, now it is abandoned and only the monuments of the past may tell you that it was a powerful and magnificent city. Located not far from Uzbek border and cities Khiva and Urgench. It is possible to visit Kunya Urgench during a one-day tour. See more about tours in Kunya Urgench.

Merv

Moving further into the depth of Turkmenistan and its deserts, you will find the remnants of another ancient city, called Merv. There was a time when this city was the world's largest by number of residents. Then, for reasons unknown, it was left by people. Now it is a UNESCO monument. See more about tours in Merv.

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