Turkmenistan was until 1991 part of the Soviet Union and is now an independent state in Central Asia. Turkmenistan is known for its "Door to Hell", which is a giant hole in the Karakum Desert, the Great Mashad cemetery and its underground mineral lake Kov Ata. High season runs from May till September.
Where To Go
Turkmenistan’s most popular places to visit are: Ashgabat, Dekhistan, Izmukshir, Kunya-Urgench, Mary, Turkmenabat, Bakharden, Chuli, Dashgouz, Ana, the Karakum Desert, lake Kov Ata and Turkmenbashi
Things To Do
The most popular things to do in Turkmenistan are: visit the Arch of Neutrality, golden statue of the late President Niyazov, Palace of Turkmenbashi and the National Museum in Ashgabat, discover the remains of Old Nisa, visit Turkmenbashi, the ruins of the famous mosque in Anau and take a climbing or hiking trip in Chuli.