Places to Visit in Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan, Asia

Places to Visit in Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan, Asia

Turkmenabat is located in the Asian continent in central Asia in the eastern part of the country of Turkmenistan. Turkmenabat city is the capital of Lebap province. The city is about 187 meters above the sea level. Turkmenabat is located at a distance of 460 km from the capital city, Ashgabat of Turkmenistan. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 390 05’ N and 63034’ E. During summer season the average temperature is 360C and in winter temperature drops to 280C. The currency of Turkmenabat is known as Turkmen New Manat (TMT). Dasoguz, Ahal and Mary form the neighboring province with Lebap province in Turkmenistan. The Lebap province also shares its borders with countries like Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.


History of Turkmenabat

During Medieval times Turkmenabat was known as Chardzhou. This word was derived from Persian language and when translated into English means, “Four streams”.  According to Historians, Turkmenabat was known as Amol. Turkmenabat was once a junction connecting three provinces along the silk route. In the 19th century, the Russians invaded the region and took it under their control. They constructed the Trans-Caspian Railway link in this region. In the year 1917, a revolution took place between the Turks and the Russians. After the revolution ended Turkmenabat fell under the rule of the Russian communist. The region flourished with commercial establishments opening at various places.


Food and Shopping at Turkmenabat

Both continental and non-continental, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, cuisines are available throughout Turkmenabat. Polv is the staple food in Turkmenistan.


Tourist Places in Turkmenabat  

  • Ancient Merv
  • National History and Ethnology Museum
  • Kuh-e Sangi at Mashhad
  • Carpet Museum at Mashhad
  • Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (Haram-e Razavi) at Mashhad
  • Main Museum at Mashhad


Means of Commutation to Turkmenabat

Turkmenabat is well accessed via airways throughout the world. Turkmenabat Airport caters to flights arriving and departing to or from Ashgabat international airport.

Turkmenabat is also well connected via roadways to places within the country, Turkmenistan. The M37 highway connects Turkmenabat to Ashgabat city and Turkmen port city.


Accommodation Options at Turkmenabat

  • Jeyhun Hotel
  • Shahadab Hotel
  • Uzboy Hotel
  • Best Eastern Albion
  • Chagala Hotel
  • Renaissance Aktau
  • Samal Hotel
  • Ramada Tashkent
  • InterContinental Tashkent
  • Canvas Hotel Shymkent
  • Miran International Hotel


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