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 and beautiful gorges, waterfalls and caves. Kugitang reserve located directly on the border with Uzbekistan is a major geological research center which takes pride in a rocky plateau with hundreds of dinosaurs' traces. According to scientific researches more than 150 million years ago during Jurassic period the plateau used to be a bottom of an extensive sea lagoon which dried up but it's wet sand similar to concrete preserved the traces of all the animals who happened to cross it.

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