Sights of the Republic of Turkmenistan

The Republic of Turkmenistan is one of the most mysterious and interesting countries in the Central Asian region. It is very difficult to get to the Republic of Turkmenistan, but for those who succeed, the wonderful world of the ancient East opens up. The remains of the very first states of Central Asia could be preserved here. Numerous Muslim shrines in Kunya-Urgench.

The Republic of Turkmenistan is a very rich country in its historical planning. A large number of historical and architectural monuments from the ancient world have been preserved on the territory of the state. In addition, all of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Merv is an ancient city that is located 40 km from Mary. How this city appeared remains a mystery for scientists. However, it is no secret that great and famous people lived and worked in it. They were Omar Khayyam, As-Samani, Imamaddin-Isfahani, As-Samani, Omar Khayyam, and many others. The ruins that remain of the outstanding city tell us about how it grew and developed. On its territory, such settlements as Abdullahan-Kala, Erk-Kala, Sultan-Kala, and Giaur-Kala have been preserved.

Kunya-Urgench is the ancient capital of Northern Khorezm, which today is considered a historical and architectural reserve. This city is mentioned in manuscripts dating back to the 1st century AD.

There are a large number of caves on the territory of the Republic of Turkmenistan, among which only a few hundred are considered studied and registered. The most famous caves are the Kov-Ata and Karlyuk caves. They are over 2000 years old. The mileage of the caves is more than 50 kilometers. Passages and stone curtains connect them.

In the eastern part of the Republic of Turkmenistan, there is an open–air natural museum, "Dinosaur Plateau." This museum houses a unique collection of traces of prehistoric lizards. Travelers can capture more than 150 prints of different paw sizes on the camera.

The so-called "Gates of Hell" attract a large number of tourists to the Republic of Turkmenistan. This is the Darvaza gas crater, which is located in the Karakum Desert.

One can talk about the natural and architectural sights of Turkmenistan for a very long time. On our website, you can find out more information about the sights of the Republic of Turkmenistan. In addition, the operators of the Orient Mice agency will help you make a plan for an interesting excursion, as well as help with visas and provide a professional guide and comfortable transport.


Akhal-Teke horses

Akhal-Teke horses

"The horse is an equal member of the family of the Turkmen."

For a long time, the Turkmen, as well as the Kazakhs and Tajiks, were considered excellent riders and lovers of beautiful and strong horse breeds.

The Akhal-Teke were specially bred in Turkmenistan more than 5,000 years ago. Alhatekintsy has always been a very fast horse and is still considered one of the most known breeds in the world.

Attitudes towards horses in the Republic of Turkmenistan have always been special. They passed down respect and reverence for these graceful and intelligent animals from generation to generation.Here, there is even a saying such as "the horse is an equal member of the family of the Turkmen".

Scientists have found chronicles dating back to 4-5 centuries BC, where local tribes adopted the horse symbol as their arms. It was believed that the horse symbolizes the sun and is equivalent to the heavenly bodies as an appropriate animal.

In addition, in the territory of Turkmenistan, it is popularly believed that the horse is a faithful and noble animal. Therefore, more frequently, they did not have nicknames, like dogs and cats. Here, the horses had names.

The representation of a winged horse exists even in the people's ancient epics. It is believed that the horse came from a celestial animal that was not only fast, but was free and floating in the sky.

The Republic of Turkmenistan is the birthplace of the international center for the cultivation of Akhal-Teke horses. They have very thin skin and their hair shimmers in the sun from light to dark colors. The approximate height of the jump is equal to 8 m 78 cm.

Turkmens are considered the only people in the whole of Central Asia who do not eat horsemeat. By the way, since 1992, there has been a special folk festival dedicated to the noble breeds of horses in the country: "Feast of Turkmen Horse".

Our travel agency, "Orient Mice," is glad to provide you with transportation and expert guides who will arrange for you a memorable tour of the stud farm where you can be acquainted with the Akhal-Teke horses and learn a lot about them.