Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan. It’s known for its white marble buildings and grandiose national monuments. To the northwest, the sprawling Ruhy Mosque has a vast gilt dome. The central Artogrul Gazi Mosque is modeled on Istanbul’s Blue Mosque. Examples of traditional weaving are displayed at Turkmen Carpet Museum. The Wedding Palace is a series of star-shaped tiers topped by a giant golden globe.

To the south, Independence Park is home to the Independence Monument, a soaring gilded column surrounded by statues of prominent national heroes. Southwest of the center, there are panoramic views from the observation deck atop the tripod-shaped Neutrality Monument. Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center is crowned by a massive enclosed Ferris wheel. Rising against a backdrop of the Kopet Dag mountains, Turkmenistan Tower is built into a giant blue star. The Walk of Health is a concrete trail of steps leading into the foothills. A nearby cable car runs up the mountains, almost to the border with neighboring Iran.

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Warm Thursday night
25°C - 35°C


Visit The Gate of Hell
Dine with Dograma
Witness a wedding at Wedding Palace
Enjoy the spectacular view of Yangykala Canyon
Soup with Shurpa
Check in Turkmen Carpet Museum
Try local Chorek!
Admire the impressive marbles in Ashgabat
Stroll through Independence Monument
Don’t’ miss out the Shashlik
Take a glimpse of ‘Open Book’
Ride the World’s Largest Covered Ferries Wheel
Check out Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque
Discover Silk Road Most Famous City!
Eat Manti or Mantu
Uncover hidden secrets of Kunya-Urgenchi
Drink Camel Milk
Swim at Kow Ata Underground Lake
Walking through 'Walk of Health'
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