Top tourist attractions in Turkmenistan
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Turkmenistan. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Turkmenistan section.
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Nisa was an ancient city, located near modern-day Bagir village, 18 km southwest of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Nisa is described by some as one of the first capitals of the Parthians. It is traditionally assumed to be founded by Arsaces I, and was reputedly the royal necropolis of the Parthian kings, although it has not been established that the fortress at Nisa was either a royal residence or a mausoleum.
Repetek Biosphere State Reserve
Repetek Biosphere State Reserve, often referred to as Repetek Nature or Desert Reserve, is a desert nature reserve of Turkmenistan, located in Lebap Province, East Karakum Desert, near Amu Darya. It is located approximately 70 km south from Türkmenabat and is known for its zemzen. Established in 1928 for the study and preservation of a sand-desert ecosystem, it covers an area of 346 km².
Badhyz State Nature Reserve
Bathyz Nature Reserve is a nature reserve of Turkmenistan. The reserve which covers 877 km² of the Bathyz Plateau ecosystem was established in Mary Province, between the Kushka River and Tejen River in 1941. Its landscape comprises solitary or groups of foothills, ranging in height from 20 to 200 m. The average annual precipitation of the reserve is about 280 mm, with a maximum of 420 mm and a minimum of 130 mm. Its short spring is followed by a long hot summer with 4–5 months of hot weather and little cooling winds. It also incorporates three sanctuaries: ⁕Çemenebit Sanctuary - established in 1956. ⁕Gyzyljar Sanctuary - established in 1956. ⁕Pulhatyn Sanctuary - established in 1956.