Natural landmarks in Turkmenistan

The most interesting and exciting attractions in Turkmenistan, ancient civilizations in these lands, beautiful desert scenery, these are just some of the things that await you in this distant land.

About 80% of the territory of Turkmenistan is covered by the Karakum Desert. At this lunar landscape we can add Turan depression located in central Turkmenistan and rivers Amu Darya, Tejen and Murgab. The climate is dry, desert with little rainfall during the winter months .

Turkmenistan has access to the Caspian Sea, which unfortunately is non-draining lake and does not do much for the development of transport links with the rest of the world. Everything written here is logical not to expect wonders for tourism in Turkmenistan. One of the few resorts Awaza , which is located near the town of Turkmenbashi .

There are good conditions for a quiet and romantic holiday will not see overbuilding hotels nor particularly greenery. Yet Awaza resort will be developed and gained popularity , although the odds are not very high for much of success.

The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat city . One of the few cities where you can see greenery. Bookmark and Share

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Historical attractions in Turkmenistan

Although Turkmenistan is an Islamic country in the center and on the outskirts of Ashgabat can see a lot of Orthodox monuments from the time of the Soviet power.

For example, the church Hitrovka "Earthquake Memorial" in the city center, also "Arch of neutrality." Of the historical sites in Turkmenistan can take a walk in the park Ancient Merv. This is the oldest city oasis in Central Asia. There are remains of 4000 years ago.

This stopped the caravans that have passed so-called "Silk Road". Another interesting sight is the city Kunya-Urgench. Especially stands the old town with its well-preserved Islamic monuments, walls, tombs and mosques. For the curious tourists offer short walk among the ruins of the Parthian Fortresses of Nisa.

Historical ruins are located on two opposite hills, which testify to the power of the Parthian Empire.

It is this Empire has stopped the invasion of the Roman legions in this part of the world. Excavations are still most likely to be found more interesting things to testify of the Parthian Empire.

And for dessert we present a curious attraction, so called by locals "Door to Hell" - Derweze. A huge 70 m diameter crater with fire. The interesting thing is how he got this huge hole?

Russian geologists drilling in this area for the presence of natural gas. Somehow probe failed to form a crater of enormous size. Since there was a gas leak, the geologists decided to light it for a few days to burn gas.

Unfortunately for them, natural gas and now continues to keep the fire in the crater.

With Presidential region is abandoned to no casualties.

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