Turkmenabat (Turkmenistan)

Turkmenabad is situated in the central part of the eastern side of the Republic of Turkmenistan and is considered the second most populous city in the country. It is part of the Amu Darya River.


Once upon a time, a fortress of the Emirate of Bukhara was built on these lands. It was called "Chardjui," which translates into "four channels."

The fortress served as protection for those who went through the Amu Darya and served as a point of guard against robbery, attacks, and endless invaders.

In 1886, this Trans-Caspian railway was carried out, and a small urban settlement was erected.

In 1901, a railway bridge was built across the Amu Darya.

In 1940, the town was named Chardzhou, and after 59 years, in 1999, the town was renamed Turkmenabat. This name is translated as "created by the Turkmens".

Today, Turkmenabat city is considered the cultural and industrial center.

In the city and beyond, there are ancient monuments.

Kugitang deserves special attention. Here, tourists can not only capture the beautiful scenery and enjoy the high mountain ranges, but also walk on board the dinosaurs, which are well-preserved footprints of ancient dinosaurs and caves.

In addition, in Atamyrat, ancient caravanserais and mausoleums of Astana-baba and Alamberdar are preserved in good condition.

Our travel agency, «Orient Mice», is happy to provide you with transportation and expert guides who will lead you on a memorable historical tour of Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan's ancient city, and its architectural and historical landmarks.