Things to do in Turkmenistan

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  • 1

    Door To Hell

    3 reviews


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  • 2

    Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque

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    Massive gorgeous mosque. Blinding bright with white marble and gold. A must-see. Although it has little historical significance, it is impressively ostentatious and supposed to be the biggest of its kind in Central Asia.

  • 3

    Carpet Museum

    1 review

    Unexpectedly impressive introduction to carpet making and regional variations in style. Well designed, displayed, and with excellent guides. Even if you don't like museums, this is a must-see and the quality on display here is exceptional.

  • 4

    Tolchuka Bazaar

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    One of the largest markets I've been to and a highlight of the region. Everything is here from livestock to traditional clothing to housewares to laundry soap. A great place to pick up traditional items such as an Astrakhan. A must see if you've come all this way. If you plan to buy a carpet do your research on pricing ...

  • 5

    Arch of Neutrality

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    Hard to miss it if you are here. This rotating statue of Niyazov is pure kitsch. Good views from the top but hard not to giggle that someone built this thinking it made them look good.

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  • 6


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    Ancient Parthian capital. Although it is in ruins, it is a worthwhile place to visit / wonder. A nice break from the white marble of Ashgabat.

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  • 7

    Ruhnama Monument

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    Fascinating automated monument to Turkmenbashi's book -- the Ruhnama. It is less something to look at than to gawk at. The narcissism necessary to dream this up is pretty astounding.

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  • 8

    National Museum

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    Nicely designed museum of history and ethnography. A bit overwhelming but worth a visit with a focused guide. Contains a wide array of cultural and historical relics.

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