Welcome to Turkmenistan
There, where the foothill gradually turns into plain and hilly landscape under the Karadag, Gyndyvar, Marau and Dushakerkdag Ranges is slightly cut by ravines and dry channels of temporary waterways, between the mountains and endless spaces of Karakum Desert, narrow discrete band of life, where the centre of origin of genetic biodiversity was formed throughout the centuries, is generated. Today, there is an original extra arid mountain flora on the approaches to the middle range of the Central Kopetdag.
Ancient settlement Dargan-gala experienced genuine growth after entering of Khorezm to the State of Turkmen – Seljuks
The architecture of Dargan-gala presents considerable interest. The height of its fortress walls reached 8 meters and the width 5 meters. All building inside were double-stored. The ground floor was for the living and the first one for storage of food and drinking water.
Dayahatyn architectural monument is one of the most preserved caravansary of the trade peak between the East and West
The inexorable course of time and precipitation continue exerting baneful influence on this strong building material. To stop further destroy of the caravansary, National department for Protection, Study and Restoration of Historical Monuments at the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan carried out first phase of restoration works, which were supported by the USA Ambassador Fund for Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Conservation of the most exposed parts of the walls, ceilings and tiling was made. Partial restoration of yard façade of the north – eastern side of the gallery was carried out and missing top part of the ...
The settlement was intentionally established at the elevation. In case of any threat, local residents lit the fire, which could be seen from far distance including to the population of Bitik Gala settlement located 40 km away. Teacher of two local schools No. 13 and 14 arrange the tours for the pupils, introducing unique pages of the history of the homeland to the children.
Lebap Velayat: industrial complex, the centre of the monuments of spirituality and the pearl of nature
Lebap Velayat is the land with the footprints of dinosaurs and majestic karst caves, the most beautiful gorges, waterfalls and amazing moonscapes. The Amudarya River that is known for a great number of names flows there. The ancient Aryans called it the Vakshu, the Arabs – the Jeihun (impetuous), the Romans – the Oxus, the Greeks – the Araxes. Some scientists refer the name of the Amudarya River to the word Amu (Amin) – the king-river.
But after some time, you began to understand that first impression was deceptive and this is exactly the place of endless desert where interesting discoveries expects for you. First of all, this is a unique opportunity to see and hear the breath of the earth that shoots out of its bowels. This is because of mud volcanoes, which are ancient geological formations on the territory of the country and still active along the Coast of the Caspian Sea. Tens and event hundreds of millions of years ago, underground elemental forces was raging there. Today, they are like fairy-tale genies hiding in abysses and waiting for their time to break free spreading apart and straightening the rocks that buried ...
Baton of horse ride dedicated to Asian Games – 2017 was taken up by Balkan velayat – picturesque land of plenty with ancient history and original traditions
Balkan velayat is ancient region in the south-western part of Turkmenistan. Once upon a time, blooming and fertile Mishrian oasis, known in ancient time as Dehistan, was located on the smooth and bare plane of the Mishrian Plateu – the name of this part of the south-eastern Caspian Coast. This area has rich history rising from the Stone Age. Settlement of primitive human beings – Jebelali grotto, which our distant ancestors used tens of thousands years ago, known by archaeologists of the whole world reminds of it today. The only in Turkmenistan cave drawings were discovered in ...
One of the wonderful places for the rest is the Caspian cost where golden sands interchange with rocky banks. Noisy seagulls fly over the water, birds of the colour of Caspian evening glow – pink flamingos flicker in the distance, in small quiet harbours. Swans and ducks, other waterfowl open up coastal zone, challenging for hunted plankton and fries. Some of them, not daring for long flight, stay for winter at the Caspian coast until the spring. That is why the nature lovers, ecologists and enthusiasts turn the rest in these places into ecology action for study of local fauna and flora.
Blessed Land – this is ancient name of the prosperous oasis located in ancient delta of the Murgab River, amazing the travelers with the beauty of its architectural ensemble, developed culture and fertility
Since the beginning of time, Merv was the centre of this thriving region. Its fortresses Erk-Kala, Gyaur Kala, Soutan Kala, Abdullhan-Kala Bayramalihan-Kala appeared one after another. But if one city perished slowly, then the other one died suddenly from intestine wars and forays of the neighbouring countries. The silence of the eternity lies on guttered walls, sometimes reaching 6 – 7 meters in width, and on the hills, reminding with the sadness on once majestic structures.
There was no need to wait for the weekend to visit the realm of winter, after all, it is the editorial task - to tell and show how beautiful and extraordinary the landscapes of our beautiful land at any time of the year.