Popular Destinations in Turkmenistan
The capital and largest city in Turkmenistan, Ashgabat is located between
the Kopet Dag Mountain Range and the Kara Kum Desert. The city is home to
Kipchak Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Central Asia, also known as
the 'Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque.' The Kipchak Mosque is known for having
scriptures from both the Ruhnama (Book of Soul) and the Holy Quran.
Dekhistan is in the western part of Turkmenistan near the Caspian Sea. The
city is in the Misrian Valley featuring one of the most unique topographies
in the Central Asia. Dekhistan is home to beautiful towers of ancient
settlements and centuries-old monuments. The city is also home to one of
the most ancient mosques of early Islamic period- Shir-Kabir Mosque.
An oasis town located in Ahal province, Sarakhs was an important oasis on
the Silk Road. The most popular attraction in the city is the mausoleum of
Sufi Abul Faz also revered as Sarakhs Baba. The city is also home to the
burial site of Sheikh Ahmed Al Khady.