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Turkmenistan

3.8
Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
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.
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Popular things to do in Turkmenistan

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Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Geologic Formation
Darvaza Gas Crater Darvaza
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Independence Monument ©
Monument
Independence Monument Ashgabat
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Gypjak Mosque ©
Landmark
Gypjak Mosque Ashgabat
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Turkmenistan

Kow Ata Underground Lake ©
Wildlife Area
Kow Ata Underground Lake Ashgabat
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Historic Site
Kutlug Timur Minaret Kunya-Urgench
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Yangykala Canyon ©
Canyon
Yangykala Canyon Balkanabat
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Historic Site
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum Kunya-Urgench
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Turkmenistan

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Kunya-Urgench - UNESCO World Heritage Site ©
World heritage site
Kunya-Urgench - UNESCO World Heritage Site Kunya-Urgench
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Religious Site
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque Ashgabat
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Ruins of Ancient Dehistan
Ruin
Ruins of Ancient Dehistan Balkanabat
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Il Arslan Mausoleum ©
Ruin
Il Arslan Mausoleum Kunya-Urgench
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Turkmenistan

Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Turkmen Carpet Museum Ashgabat
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
History Museum
Ashgabat National Museum of History Ashgabat
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts ©
Specialty Museum
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts Ashgabat
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
History Museum
National History and Ethnology Museum Mary
2.3
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Turkmenistan

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

Nature in Turkmenistan

Bahardenskaya Cave
Cave
Bahardenskaya Cave Bamy
2.0
Duration: 1 hour