Travel Highlights of Turkmenistan
The modern capital of Turkmenistan – Ashgabat (‘the city of love’) welcomes visitors with a unique architectural style that appears to be a blend of science fiction and Romanesque marble. The city is dotted with impressive monuments and tremendous fountains. Other interesting sights include a burning gas crater in the middle of the desert, a luxurious resort town along the Capsian Seashore, and – most importantly – the remains of ancient cities such as Konye-Urgench and Merv that were once important stopovers along the Great Silk Road. Turkmen people are very hospitable and proud of their ancient history and rich traditions and customs. Turkmen carpets are well appreciated around the world, but only in Turkmenistan, you can see how they are being crafted by hand. Another pride of every Turkmen is the Akhal Teke horse breed that you can find nowhere except in Turkmenistan. Get to know our top 5 places to visit in Turkmenistan in our blog.