Ever wondered what it’s like to travel to Central Asia’s most closed off country? It is worth the time consuming and unreliable visa process? What does Turkmenistan travel offer the eager traveler?
This is like no other country on earth. Whist it is difficult to reach, it’s worth every bit of effort. It offers vast the vast Karakom desert with the imposing and majestic Davaza gas crater right in the centre. Otherwise known as the Door to Hell, the crater has been burning off gas since a drilling procedure went wrong in the 1970s. These days you can visit the door to hell and camp overnight next to it.
It’s not just the door to hell, Turkmenistan offers several other modern and ancient Silk Route sites. The glistening capital city of Ashgabat is made up of clean and white marble. Otherwise known as the “Dictator’s Disneyland”, Ashgabat can keep a visitor entertained for days on end.
Outside of the capital, ancients sites like Merv and Kow Ata will fascinate the ancient historian in you. Coastal abandoned cities like Avaza are an interesting reminder of modern town planning gone wrong. The town was designed as a tourist hotspot but the country’s worsening visa system continues to put off most tourist.
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