Golden Age Lake (Karakum Lake)
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.
Turkmenistan Flag
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.
Abiverd or Abiward
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 in 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.
Amu Darya
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.
Badhyz State Nature Reserve
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
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 Island
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.
Central Asian gray monitor
The Central Asian gray monitor (Varanus griseus caspius) is one of the subspecies of the gray monitor. It is the largest lizard of the fauna of Central Asia. Turkmens often call it “zem-zem”.