Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Turkmenistan, Asia
Turkmenistan is located on the Asian continent in central Asia and is the part of the Turkic State. Ashgabat happens to be the capital city of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan country shares its borders with countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Turkmenistan spans over an area of 491,210 km2. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 37058 N and 58020’ E. During summer season the average temperature is 480C and in winter temperature drops to -250C. The currency of Turkmenistan is known as Turkmen New Manat (TMT).
History of Turkmenistan
According to historians, a tribe by the name Oghuz from Mongolia with Turkic spoken language settled in Turkmenistan in the 8th century. In the 10th century, Turkmenistan was dominated by the Seljuk Empire and Islam religion was introduced in the entire region. In the 12th century, the Seljuk Empire was defeated by the tribal people from neighboring regions and the locals of Turkmenistan. In 13th century, the region was invaded by the Mongols and hence the Turkmens migrated to the south of Turkmenistan. From 16th to 18th century, these Turkmens tribe terrorized neighboring regions. The late 19th century witnessed the Russian army conquering most parts of Turkmenistan.
People & Culture of Turkmenistan
The people of Turkmenistan are known as Turkmen. Languages spoken by the people of Turkmenistan are Turkmen, Uzbek and Russian. However, Turkmen is the official language of the country. Majority of the population of Turkmenistan, worship Islam, while a small part of the population regarded as the minority group worship Christianity.
Agriculture is the main occupation of this region.
Food and Shopping at Turkmenistan
Both continental and non-continental, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, cuisines are available throughout Turkmenistan. Polv is the staple food in Turkmenistan.
There is a famous shopping center in Turkmenistan known as Yimpas where branded consumer goods are sold. Apart from this shopping center there are other shopping areas of interest such as Muhammed Art Gallery, Tolkuchka Bazaar and Ministry of Culture Club.
Tourist Places in Turkmenistan
- Merv Ruins
- Parthian Fortress of Nisa, Ahal
- National Park of Independence
- Monument of Neutrality
- Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque
- Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque
- Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
- Karakum Desert
Means of Commutation to Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan is connected via airways to the entire world.
Turkmenistan has well established networks of roadways to places within the country and into neighboring countries such as Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Turkmenistan is also connected by rail route to places within the country. There are daily trains commuting travelers from Ashgabat city to Turkmenbashi, Mary and Turkmenabat and vice versa.
Inter city transportation is facilitated by the trolleybus system and taxis.
One can travel on a boat to places within Turkmenistan situated closed to the River Amu Darya.
Accommodation Options at Turkmenistan
There are plenty of hotels with amazing interiors and beautiful decors in and around Turkmenistan. Some of the names of these hotels are mentioned below:
- Hotel Nissa
- Hotel President
- Sheraton Grand Turkmen Hotel
- Four Points Ak Altin Plaza
- Hotel Turkmenistan
- Homestay in Kekirdek
- Hotel Turkmenistan