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Turkmenistan

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Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations

Popular things to do in Turkmenistan

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Geologic Formation
Darvaza Gas Crater Darvaza
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Parthian Settlement of Nisa Ashgabat
2.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Monument
Independence Monument Ashgabat
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Turkmen Carpet Museum Ashgabat
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls. Add Turkmenistan and other destinations in Turkmenistan to your travel plans using our Turkmenistan trip planner.

Historic Sites in Turkmenistan

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World heritage site
Gyaur Kala Mary
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
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Religious Site
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque Ashgabat
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Kunya-Urgench Kunya-Urgench
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
Abiverd Ruins Kaakhka
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Turkmenistan

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Wildlife Area
Kow Ata Underground Lake Ashgabat
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Kutlug Timur Minaret Kunya-Urgench
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Geokdepe Ashgabat
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts Ashgabat
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Turkmenistan

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History Museum
Ashgabat National Museum of History Ashgabat
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
National History and Ethnology Museum Mary
2.3
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Turkmenistan

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Canyon
Yangykala Canyon Balkanabat
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cave
Bahardenskaya Cave Bamy
2.0
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Turkmenistan

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Flea Market
Tolkuchka-Basar Ashgabat
2.4
Duration: 1 hour
Farmers Market
Russian Bazaar Ashgabat
3.0
Duration: 1 hour

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