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10 Best Places to Visit in Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan Tourism, Facts – Ashgabat Tourist Attractions | Places to Visit Turkmenistan

The history of Turkmenistan is largely mysterious on with the arrival of many invaders right from Arab invasion Russian Colonization, Revolution and Civil War up to the Soviet Union. They got their independence with the dismemberment of USSR. The city-state which was an epitome of the country was Merv for being a transit hub on the Silk Road. Turkmenistan was a country listed to be the least visited country in World and now Turkmenistan tourism is attracting visitors for its rich historical and cultural attractions. Some of the top Turkmenistan tourist attractions are Gates of Hell, Ashgabat, Ancient city of Merv, Karakum desert, Dasoguz Province, Gypjak Mosque, Turkmen carpet museum, Parthian settlement of Nisa, Wedding Palace.

Why should you visit Turkmenistan?

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Turkmenistan Facts

• Holds the Guinness World Record for the largest indoor Ferris wheel

• Turkmenistan has the 6th largest oil and natural gas reserves in the world

• Ashgabat holds the Guinness World Record for the most public pools in a single place

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Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia bordered by the Caspian Sea and largely covered by the Karakum Desert. It’s known for archaeological ruins including those at Nisa and Merv, major stops along the ancient trade route the Silk Road. Ashgabat, the capital, was rebuilt in Soviet-style in the mid-20th century and is filled with grand monuments honouring former president Saparmurat Niyazov.

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World's Strangest City (ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN)

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Have you ever heard of TURKMENISTAN before? If not, then get ready to learn about how strange it is here in my 170th country.

I've spent the last 24 hours roaming around the capital city of Ashgabat, and IT REMINDS ME EXACTLY OF PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA in just about every way possible. Huge fancy buildings with very few people inside, perfectly manicured gardens and boulevards with nobody on them and a this eerie feeling that someone is watching over your shoulder 24/7.

People had told me that Ashgabat was strange, but I had no idea to what extent it was until arriving here.... Find out everything you need to know about Turkmenistan's capital in this video!

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Tour of Turkmenistan

Highlights of our March 2015 Nawruz tour of Turkmenistan. We visited Ashgabat, Nohur, Darvaza, Merv, Gonur Depe, Mary and more.

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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.

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More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. MIR's iconic tour, Journey Through Central Asia: The Five 'Stans, is a modern-day caravan on an epic Silk Road journey to five of these exotic countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

01:44 – KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakhstan is the largest and richest of the five 'Stans. We visit the country's former capital, Almaty, known as the Capital of Apples; Zenkov Cathedral; as well as a falcon farm for an up-close look at these beautiful birds used in hunting.

02:38 – KYRGYZSTAN
Mountainous, unspoiled Kyrgyzstan is Central Asia's best-kept secret. We visit Lake Issyk-kul; learn about horses and traditional horse games; visit Burana Tower; and in the country's capital, Bishkek, we listen to a portion of the famous poem, Epic of Manus – with nearly half-a-million verses.

04:42 – TAJIKISTAN
Tajikistan is a country infused with the influence of Persia, Islam, and Russia. We visit the 2,000-year-old city of Khujand; in this old Silk Road town we explore the colorful covered Panjshanbe Bazaar.

05:06 – UZBEKISTAN
Some of the most famous UNESCO-listed Silk Road sights are in Uzbekistan. We visit Osh and Rishtan in Fergana Valley; explore the country's capital, Tashkent; wander through Samarkand, known as the Crossroad of Cultures with Registan Square's blue-tiled mosaics, mosques, and madrassahs; and see Shakhrisabze, birthplace of Tamerlane the Conqueror. Bukhara was an oasis in the desert for Silk Road camel caravans long ago, and still is for modern travelers today. In Khiva, the Old Town called Ichon Qala looks much as it did centuries ago, while Nukus is known for its once-banned avant-garde Soviet art at the Savitsky Museum.

07:56 – TURKMENISTAN
Turkmenistan is a country of tribal culture and camels as well as modern cities and transportation. We visit three UNESCO-listed sites: Khorezm's Kunya Urgench and Kutlug-Timur Minaret, Merv, and the 2,000-year-old city of Nisa. The tour ends in Turkmenistan's capital of Ashgabat, filled with white marble buildings, as well as a nearby visit to an Akhal-Teke horse-breeding farm.

Spending $20 at a Turkmenistan Market

Ashgabat Turkmenistan is a strange place. I have never seen so much gold and marble in my life, but the streets seemed empty. In this Turkmenistan travel vlog, I join my friend Lexie Alford and make a trip to a local Turkmen market called the Russian Bazaar. Here, we tried street food, interacted with the locals, and witnessed some real culture.

I say real culture, because Turkmenistan is known as the North Korea of Central Asia. The president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has a tight grip on the country, and it's very hard to get off the normal tourist path.

Beside our hotel was a local market, we asked our guide if we could visit, and he said if we really wanted to we could, but not to bring a camera because of police. The locals had been so nice to us, so thought we would take a small chance.

One more thing to note. After I posted the first Turkmenistan travel vlog in Ashgabat, I had said that we had our US dollars exchanged to Turkmen Manat at 1 to 13. Locals commented that it's actually suppose to be 1 to 20. It's funny though, from an atm it's 1 to 3.5.
Very happy we got our money on the black market.

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The World's Most BIZARRE Building? | Ashgabat Turkmenistan vlog

Welcome to Ashgabat, capital of one of the strangest countries I've been to. This is the second travel vlog in our Turkmenistan series!

While travelling through Ashgabat, things seem strange. Everything is vibrantly white and gold, and there is no one around... If you're looking for the strangest and most bizarre places to visit in 2020, Turkmenistan might be it.

The presidents of this country have taken a liking to collecting Guinness World Records. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan's Dictator/President and the former (now deceased) president Turkmenbashi have decorated the capital of this closed republic with white marble, and buildings built to break records.

Highest density of white marble clad buildings, largest architectural star, and this... the largest indoor Ferris Wheel, and many many more.

We were able to take a few hours to experience this giant space compass for ourselves, and even take if for a ride.

We visited in early 2019, but it's worth putting on your radar for 2020. The new president Gurbanguly has opened up the country much more than it used to be. Getting the VISA wasn't a walk in the park, but our friends at Lupine Travel set everything up for us.. Check out their trips to some of the lesser travelled countries!



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Why I Don't Like This Country ????????

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The country of Brunei is one of them.

I went to Brunei back in 2014, three years before I made videos, but my negative experiences in the country have stuck in my mind ever since. That, combined with its absurd human rights laws such as stoning to death LGBT members, I was pushed to make this video.

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Roasting Marshmallows Over the Door to Hell - Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

The door to hell. The gates of hell. Darvaza Gas Crater. Derweze.
These are all names for the main attraction in Turkmenistan, and in this travel vlog, we take this adventure to a whole new level.

Turkmenistan is built on methane. I mean this literally and figuratively. In the vast arid deserts of the country lie the 4th largest natural gas deposits in the world, and this is the cash cow that makes the capital Ashgabat, sparkle with gold and marble.

The Darvaza Crater was a mining disaster. So they think. No one really knows, as I don’t believe there were any survivors. In 1971 a soviet mining operation punctured the eggshell surface of a potential gas deposit in the middle of the Karakum desert, and fell into a pit. Years later, someone lit a match, and Bang! Welcome to the door to hell.

Put this location on your bucket list for 2020. It's worth the three hour drive north from Ashgabat. The new president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has opened up the country much more than it used to be. Getting the VISA wasn't a walk in the park, but our friends at Lupine Travel set everything up for us.. Check out their trips to some of the lesser travelled countries!

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[4K Drone] Darvaza Gas Crater (The Door to Hell) Turkmenistan

We captured so much incredible footage on our last trip to Turkmenistan, I thought I'd make a little 4K DJI Drone montage video of the door to hell. The gates of hell. Darvaza Gas Crater. Derweze. Call it what you want.

Turkmenistan is built on natural gas. I mean this literally and figuratively. In the vast arid Karakum desert lies the 4th largest natural gas deposit in the world.

The Darvaza Crater was a mining disaster. So they think. No one really knows, as I don’t believe there were any survivors. In 1971 a soviet mining operation punctured the eggshell surface and fell into a pit. Years later, someone lit a match, and Bang! Welcome to the door to hell.

This is the main attraction in Turkmenistan, and our plan was to roast marshmallows over it. If you missed that travel vlog, you'll want to check it out:

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What Can $10 Get You in KAZAKHSTAN?

Kazakhstan is a fascinating country and one that is not often visited by tourists.

Despite the freezing cold weather of -18C (-1F) when I visited, I managed to have a great time in the capital of Astana, and I was shocked to see how modern it is. It is Kazakhstan's newly designated capital (1998) which moved from Almaty, and over the last 20 years, it has rapidly developed from basically nothing into an international hub with many skyscrapers and futuristic buildings.

In this video, find out which strange new foods I ate in Kazakhstan, and what else I got for $10!

Please Note that this video is over a year old (I am reposting the entire '$10 series' as I only shared it on FB and not YT). As you'll notice, the editing is not great and it moves way too fast, but I still wanted to share it with you anyways. As always, thanks for watching my videos!

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Best of CENTRAL ASIA (Central Asia Adventures)

After traveling through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan a little bit of Kyrgyzstan, I thought, it would be nice, to put a best of together. Central Asia has been the craziest thing, that happened to me on this trip until now.

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Best Restaurants and Places to Eat in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat Food Guide. MUST WATCH. We have sorted the list of Best Restaurant in Ashgabat for you. Using this list you can try Best Local Food in Ashgabat or select best Bar in Ashgabat.

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Ashgabat by night Turkmenistan Part 11

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Ashgabat – the capital of Neutral and Independent Turkmenistan considered as an administrative, cultural and business centre of the country since the declaration of Independence of the country on 27th of October in 1991.
The fate of Ashgabat is wonderful and unique. With its name, tracing back into centuries, and being wiped off the face of the earth in the middle of the XX century, this city has become an embodiment of immortality, the most everlasting soul of the Turkmen nation.
This nation has passed a historical way equal to the history of the whole human civilization. Having taken upon itself the world joy and miseries, having introduced its inexhaustible spiritual donation and constructive energy, this nation has not worn out in soul and talent, and its today revival witness thereof.
Being founded in 1881 the city was given the name of the adjacent village – Asgabat. The name of the rapidly built, buried in verdure Caspian oblast was translated as “city of love, fertility, welfare”. Hence became the custom: Ashgabat is a city of love. A sunny cosy oasis, protected by the Karakum desert in the north and by the Kopet - Dag ridge in the south, has aroused in its citizens bright and warm feelings towards their native city, and it has become a sing of Ashgabat, its essential peculiarity.
Having been newly built after the earthquake (6th of October in 1948), Ashgabat has preserved this peculiarity.
Day by day the capital of our motherland become more and more beautiful and gladdens the eye with its new appearance. Constellation of unique architectural buildings, lots of museums, exhibition halls and theatres attract the guests of our capital.
For the last years Ashgabat completely changed it’s former appearance. The present Ashgabat distinguishes itself with its own style, combining the best traditions of national architecture and the achievements of modern town-building such as “Arch of Neutrality”, “Museum and the monument for the victims of the Ashgabat earthquake in1948”, “National Museum”, “Monument and the park of Independence”, “Ice Palace”, “Cable Cars”, “Path of health”, “The fairy tale world of Turkmenbashy”, “Olympic swimming complex”, “Puppet theatre”, “Park of 10 Akhaltekin horses” and many others.
Fresh climatic air, clean and wide streets, new parks with majestic fountains and originality of the capital keep unforgettable impressions.
For the guest services there are lots of luxury hotels with high class services and modern design of International standard satisfy every guest of the capital.

The city where DOGS ARE ILLEGAL | Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat Turkmenistan is one of the strangest cities I have ever made a travel vlog about.

Recently brought to the attention of the world through John Oliver's popular program Last Week Tonight, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan's Dictator/President is quite a character.

However the craziness it didn't all start with him. Turkmenistan's first president, Turkmenbashi, set quite a powerful precedent.

He instated many strange rules for the country, and for the city of Ashgabat. No opera, it's too noisy, no makeup on television, the natural beauty of the Turkmen people is enough, and no dogs. Dogs were not allowed in the Capital city of Ashgabat due to their foul odor.... what?

We only had a short day in Ashgabat before continuing our trip to Merv, and eventually to roast marshmallows over the door to hell. We were able to do some sightseeing to the Arc of Neutrality, which is topped with a golden rotating statue of Turkmenbashi, also the wedding palace of happiness, and the world's largest indoor Ferris Wheel, which is the next vlog ????????

We visited in early 2019, but it's worth putting on your radar for 2020. The new president Gurbanguly has opened up the country much more than it used to be. Getting the VISA wasn't a walk in the park, but our friends at Lupine Travel set everything up for us.. Check out their trips to some of the lesser travelled countries!



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