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Central Asia - Turkmenistan (PDF Chapter)
This is the Turkmenistan chapter from Lonely Planet’s Central Asia guidebook.
The most mysterious and unexplored of Central Asia’s ’stans is an ancient land of spirituality, tradition and natural beauty. The cities of Merv and Konye-Urgench inspire visions of caravans plodding along the Silk Road, while the haunting beauty of the Karakum desert and other quirky natural phenomena are equally mesmerising.
- explore the extraordinary, ever-changing Turkmen capital Ashgabat, laden with marble palaces, bizarre monuments and more fountains than Las Vegas
- marvel at the minarets and turquoise-tiled mausoleums littering the desert in Konye-Urgench, testament to the former glories of the Khorezmshah empire
- visit this bizarre combination of human accident and natural phenomenon at the Darvaza Gas Craters in the lunar landscapes of the Karakum desert
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: When to Go, Ashgabat, Karakum Desert, Köw Ata Underground Lake, Gozli Ata & Yangykala Canyon, Mary, Merv, Gonur, Turkmenabat, Konye-Urgench, Dashogus, Understand Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan Today, History, People, Religion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink & Survival Guide.
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