The Turkmen Alabay 🐶 is a large and powerful breed of livestock guardian dog originating from 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.
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.
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”.
The Murghab (or Murgap, Marghab, Murqab) is the second largest river in Turkmenistan after the Amu Darya. It originates in the Paropamis Mountains in Ghor Province of Afganistan.
The Repetek Nature Reserve, located about 540 km from Ashgahabt, is one of the most beautiful places in the Karakum desert. It is located in the Eastern Kara Kum about 70 km to the south west from the city of Turkmenabat (Chardjou) the centre of the Lebap region.