Top Places to Visit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

National Museum Of History

The National Museum of History houses important artifacts unearthed around the United States. The archaeology and ethnographic sections have the most fascinating exhibitions. The archaeological collection includes extremely rare pieces of art from antiquity to the Middle Ages discovered on Turkmenistan’s soil. In this massive museum, there are around 500,000 distinct items on display.

It houses a comprehensive set of Turkmenistan’s most important architectural finds from the twentieth century, as well as a substantial majority of antiquated Turkmen rugs and carpets, traditional Turkmen attire and fabrics, jewelry, weapons, historical documents, musical equipment, medals, Rodoguna, Parthian goddess statuettes, horn-shaped ivory vessels, a colorful Buddhist jar indicating life and death.

Monument to the Independence of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Independence Monument has been one of the world’s biggest and most unusual structures, located in Ashgabat, the world’s largest white marble metropolis. The monument, which covers an area of about 80,000 square meters and stands at a height of 118 meters, is accessible by a major corridor with five main gates guarded by sculptures of Turkmen military heroes.

Turkmenistan Trips is known for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s center, which holds the Guinness World Record for holding the most white marble buildings with stunning modern design. In the heart of a beautiful park with various water fountains and ponds, the Turkmenistan Independence Monument resembles traditional Turkmen tented and headwear used by Turkmen girls.

Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum

The Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum was constructed in the 12th century in Merv, an old Silk desert city. Merv was once thought to be the world’s biggest city, with a capacity of over 1 million people in medieval times.

Sultan Sanjar fell madly in love with the peri (fairy) who chose to marry him under 3 conditions: he never could glance at her feet while she moved, never stare at her as she brushed her hair, but never touch her waistline, as according to local folklore. Sanjar realized that she moved without hitting the ground, lifted her head to brush her hair, and had no bones in the waist when he disobeyed her instruction. The gorgeous peri went away, enraged. Sanjar pleaded with her to see her in. The peri attempted to come if he built a lovely structure with a viewing hole in the ceiling. He was interred thereafter he died, so the peri may view his burial until the rest of eternity. 

Karakum Desert

The Karakum is a 350,000-square-kilometer sand desert that stretches from the Caspian Sea to the Pamir highlands, as well as from the Amu Darya to the Kopet Dag range. Their name means “black sands” (“kara” means black, “kum” means sand). The desert gets its bleak moniker from the fact that some areas of it were historically completely devoid of water for thousands of meters, and anybody who attempted to cross it died a horrible end under Asia’s blistering sun.

The Karakum is a rough plain with sandy dunes and ridges connected by minor marshlands and takyrs in terms of structure. The Zaunguz Karakum, which is situated on a plain, the Central Karakum, which is distributed across the lowlands, as well as the South-Eastern Karakum, which progressively develops into the Kugitangtau highlands, are the three divisions.

So, these are some of the Turkmenistan tourist attractions and top places to visit in turkmenistan. If you are planning to visit Turkmenistan then start working on the list of what to do in Turkmenistan.

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