Turkmenistan is one of the oldest countries, keeping up with the history within the significant changes in appearance for each year. And the only witnesses to prove the historical basis of the country are definitely its monuments. This includes all kinds of historic remains of residential settlements and religious complexes from the early Middle Ages. Not visiting Turkmenistan will be a crime, as it’s the only way you will get a chance to learn more about the people, who used to inhabit this land. The territory used to be one of the main sources of wars and destructions. The tribes used to move from one place to another, as it was their common lifestyle and only a few decades later they finally settled down with farming. The surviving monuments reflect various stages of its history, including the elements of Timurid dynasties, Seljuqs and the Sassanids with their significant intentional and biased centers.
Being honest, most of the countries’ attractions are directly or somewhat composed of numerous remains of ancient settlements. But still in contrast to the medieval mosques, the modern buildings invest in beauty, grandeur and new interior solutions.
The largest city and the capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat. The city is the cultural, economical, cultural and political center of the country and a key city for the region. There it’s worth visiting the governmental buildings, as those are mainly centralized in Ashgabat. Among the attractions of the city are Turkmenbashi Palace, Ruhiyet Palace, the National Museum and the Arch of Neutrality.
Turkmenbashi is a port city, located in the Balkan province on the Caspian Sea. The city is bordering Baku on the west bank. Those wishing to get to the other city can go there by ship, which connect them in the distance of around 270 km. The town used to be called Kras, but in 1993 it was renamed in honor of the first president of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov Turkmenbashi.
Turkmenabat is a place with amazing past and gorgeous sights. The abundance of sights, historical details and modern vibes will impress even the most indifferent and uninterested visitors. The story of the city is especially important due to the fact that the city managed to survive even after the arrival of Genghis Khan, who is widely known for destroying the cities he visited.
Though Dashoguz is just a small town in Turkmenistan, the input in the history of the country is rather large. It used to be the capital of Dashoguz region. Dashoguz has a history of over 3 centuries. Inside, the town is rather young and only a few people can guess that it once used to be a part of an ancient city, once the capital of the powerful Khorezm – Kunya-Urgench. At the moment the ruins of the city are considered to be a monument of UNESCO heritage and are included in the state historical reserve of the country.