Cities
Ashgabat

Ashgabat is located in a picturesque valley at the foothills of Kopet Dagh. It emerged in 1881 first as military fortress not far from a village bearing the same name. In 1885 a railway was built that reached the area. As a result, it turned into a...

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Dekhistan

Towering over absolutely flat, waterless and clay plain of Balkan velayat which earlier was known as Misrian Valley are the mysterious and mystical ruins of ancient Dakhistan - the most remote and isolated city. Once it was a prospering medieval city...

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Mary (Merv)

Mary is the third largest city of Turkmenistan. It is located in a big oasis in the middle of the Kara Kum Desert . Mary was founded in 1884 as a Russian military administrative center 30 kilometers from ancient Merv (until 1937 Mary was called...

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Turkmenabad

Turkmenabad is the center of the eastern part of Turkmenistan and the second-largest city in terms of population. It is located on the banks of the Amu Darya River. The history of the city has not yet been researched profoundly, but it’s known that...

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Turkmenbashi

The port - city of Turkmenbashi (formerly Krasnovodsk) is the only major port in the entire Central Asia. From the east it is surrounded by low mountains, in the West the city is bordered by the waters of the Caspian Sea. The landscape around the...

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Dashoguz

Dashoguz is located in the northern part of Turkmenistan. The territory of Dashoguz area hosts the capital of ancient Khoresm - one of the strongest medieval empires in Central Asia - the city of Keneurgench. From 995 when Gurgandzh was the capital...

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Kunya Urgench

Almost 100 kilometers from the city of Dashoguz ( 480 km from Ashgabat ) is located the ancient city of Kunya-Urgench (Old Urgench). Today this ancient settlement is the state historical and cultural reserve with the area of about 640 hectares...

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Izmukshir

The intellectual heritage of the east was always attractive to Europe. In the early Middles Ages, translations of Arabic origins laid the foundation of the European science: mathematics, medicine, philosophy, astronomy. The west is systematically...

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Kushka

About 200 historical and architectural monuments are concentrated around well known Serhetabat (Kushka). The most famous among them is Abiverd - one of cities of Northern Khurasan which was repeatedly mentioned in chronicles. There is also Altyn-Depe...

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Gaurdak

The city of Gaurdak is in the extreme eastern part of Turkmenistan between the Amu Darya and Uzbekistan practically at the foothills of the Pamir . The majestic landscape of this area is extremely beautiful: there is a whole complex of interesting...

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