Turkmenistan Sights

Shir-Kabir Mausoleum

Six km from Dekhistan lies the old Mashad burial – a Muslim necropolis with the notable tomb of Ali ibn Sukkari or “Shir – Kabir” in the inside. Shir-Kabir is also called as a mosque “on wooden columns”.

The structures of the Shir-Kabir sepulchre mosque are identified with esteemed Serakh architectural school. The walls of the building from square mud blocks were decorated from the premise up to its vault with cut ganch with twists, verdurous patterns and Kufi engravings, painted in dull blue, red and pistachio-green hues.

Caravanserai Tasharvat

Balkanabat close Tasharvat water spring is found the magnificent remnants of caravanserai Tasharvat. It remains on one of the antiquated troop route – various branches of the Great Silk Road.

The building of the caravanserai is a rectangular stronghold with a stone wall with the remains of a private working inside. Close to the caravanserai, there was an elm forest of 100 trees. The researchers trust that the building was as yet inhabited at the end of the nineteenth century.

Gozli Ata Mousoleum

An esteemed Sufi instructor in the mid-fourteenth century, Gozli Ata had a huge following until his inopportune death by the Mongol intruders. His mausoleum, situated in a natural depression of rough desert, is presently a famous place of pilgrimage.

Gozli Ata’s spouse is buried in a nearby mausoleum and, as indicated by custom, guests should first pray at her last resting place. There is a graveyard nearby, tombstones here has a notch in the top, to store water in it as it is regarded as ‘feeding’ the spirit of the perished.

Yangykala Canyon

With bands of red, pink and yellow shake burning over the sides of the steep canyon walls, Yangykala is a stunning sight and one of its kind amongst the most fabulous attractions in Turkmenistan. A couple of Turkmen know about its reality. You can camp on the plateau over the ravine, in spite of the fact that it can get windy there.

Canyons and cliffs lie approximately 165km north of Balkanabat and about 160km east of Turkmenbashi, making it easy to slot in a trip to the canyon between the two cities. While most tour companies run trips to Yangykala Canyon, not all include it on their standard itineraries, so make inquiries when planning your trip.


This unique city is located in western Turkmenistan near the Caspian Sea. It is located in the nub of the Misrian Valley – one of the most unusual places on the territory of Turkmenistan. There hasn’t been any intensive construction activity; the soil there is not fertile so a lot of historical monuments have survived.

Shir Kabir Mausoleum (6 km from Dekhistan)

Dating from the 9th and 10th century. Shir Kabir is the oldest surviving mosques on the territory of Turkmenistan. It has a nikhab with niches one inside the other.

Vieux Nice

Vieux Nice is an extraordinary place to discover by walking. The city’s oldest neighbourhood is a series of beguiling squares and boulevards, brimming with yellow and red houses with green shutters. Its numerous bistros, eateries and shops guarantee a vivacious environment until late into the night. Take an early morning to browse through the pleasant market of Cours Saleya.

The Mythical Promenade Des Anglais

This was at one time the most preferred walking spot for British nobles, and today it is a fashionable gathering place for beach lovers and sports fans: in a century and a large portion of the well known Promenade des Anglais hasn’t lost any of its allure. Convertibles voyage along the roads fixed with palm trees, and walkers appreciate the view of the most wonderful narrows on the Côte d’Azur.

The inhabitants allude to the Promenade des Anglais as ‘La Prom’. The 8-kilometre-long road is a most loved spot for joggers, roller-bladers and cyclists. People on foot settle on the numerous seats under the white pergolas: a wonderful place to watch the huge cruise that sails through the purplish blue waters of Baie des Anges.


A frontier fortress Kushka which was built by Russian soldiers in 1890 was located in the place of the modern city. which was a boundary outpost, whose major purpose was to protect the remote borders of the Russian Empire from Afghani tribes.

It should be taken into account, that the Kushka Fortress was considered as the extreme point of the Russian Empire, which was commemorated with a 10-m high cross placed in the fortress in honour of 300-anniversary of the House of Romanov.

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