Golden Age Lake (Turkmen: Altyn Asyr köli) also known as Karakum Lake is a reservoir under construction in Turkmenistan. It is located in the heart of the Karakum desert at the bottom of the Karashor depression.
Bagyr is a former village located 23 km from Ashgabat to the south west. It was annexed by the capital of Turkmenistan and is one of its districts now. There are several important and interesting historical sites there.
The flag of Turkmenistan is one of the symbols of the country. The modern version of the flag was approved on September 27, 1992, a year after independence. Leading artists, designers and creative teams took part in the development of the flag project. Subsequently, minor modifications were made to it.
The Museum was opened in November 1998. The museum has s rich collection of ancient artifacts from Turkmenistan. More than 500,000 exhibits are displayed here. It has 9 halls, each dedicated to a certain period or theme.
Abiverd, also known as Abiward or Abi-ward, was an important ancient Sassanian city in the Ahal velayat (province) of modern-day Turkmenistan.
Mud volcanoes are one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Turkmenistan. All of them are located in the western part of the country on the coast of the Caspian Sea. There are a total of 30 mud volcanoes in Turkmenistan. Most of them are located on the Cheleken Peninsula.
Turkmenbashi is the administrative centre of the Balkan region 560 km west from Ashgabat. It is the biggest port town with a very hospitable population of 60,000 people.
The Amu Darya is the largest river in Turkmenistan and Central Asia. It is the most significant source of water for irrigation in the region. In the recent past, the Amu Darya flowed into the Aral Sea. At the moment, its water is almost completely used for agricultural needs.
The Badhyz State Nature Reserve is one of the most interesting and spectacular nature protected areas in Central Asia. It is located in south-western Turkmenistan on the border of Mary and Ahal provinces.
Sünt-Hasardag Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in the Balkan province of Turkmenistan. It was established in 1977 to protect indigenous flora and fauna.
Ogurja Ada (Ogurjaly adasy) is the largest island in Turkmenistan, as well as the entire Caspian Sea. It is also known as Ogurchinskiy Island. This name was used during the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.