In the winter morning of 1881, a remarkable event was etched into history - the Geok-Tepe Battle. Courageous defenders of the fortress found themselves in the midst of a fiery tempest.
Although known to the Turkmens since ancient times, knitting has played a more modest role in folk art than carpet making, embroidery, weaving, and has found its most vivid expression in gülli joraps, socks with ornamental motifs.
Sarahs is an oasis city in the Ahal velayat (province) of Turkmenistan, the administrative center of the Sarahs etrap (district). In the early Middle Ages, it was one of the oases of the ancient Silk Road, lying between Mashhad in the west and Merv in the east.
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.
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.