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Turkmenistan is a country that is waiting to be explored with an alluring promise of an excitement and adventure for those who seek to travel here. Filled with spirituality, tradition and natural beauty, this country is the perfect place for endless memories and moments. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to this destination today!
Turkmenbashi is the place to begin your journey. Here, you can visit the exciting museum of regional history, Russian Orthodox Church or the Japanese memorial. Next travels to Serder and on to Baharden before you reach the capital city of Ashgabat. Here you will find plenty of attractions that will fill your journey with various memories and moments. Next, travel to the Tejen which is known for its spectacular oasis environment and the Hari River that flows nearby. Mary is your next destination. Here, you can visit the endless cotton plantations which thrive here in abundance. Turkmenabat is your final destination where you will be greeted with a perfect blend of several cultures. With attractions like the remnants of the Silk Road city of Amul here, your trip here will be truly delightful.
Although lost in veils of time and under the endless sandscapes, Turkmenistan has a lot of attractions to offer to its visitors. This includes the majestic Monument of Neutrality, which stands as a symbol of the commemoration of the country’s official stand on neutrality. In addition to this, visitors can visit the viewing platform located on this structure and view the beautiful panoramic surroundings surrounding this structure. Apart from this, you must also visit the iconic Turkmen Carpet Museum which houses a rich collection of antique carpets right from the previous few centuries. History lovers must visit the archaeological site of Gonu tepe which is said to be dated back in the 2nd millennium BCE. No trip to the country is complete without visiting the Repetek Biosphere State Reserve. This desert nature reserve is home to a thriving biodiversity which is worth visiting especially for nature lovers.
The Turkmen cuisines have a distinctive flavour that is found in Central Asia. Plov is the most commonly found staple here that is served even at celebrations. Start your meal with the shurpa along with the manti followed by some somsa and gutap. For the main course, you can try the shashlyk along with pelmeni, buckwheat or even golubsty. A lot of bread known as naan or corek is also eaten with most of the meals here. Wash down your cuisine with a green tea or even the locally brewed chai to complete the perfect meal.
When it comes to adventure sports, Turkmenistan is not without its surprises. You can go on the various tours or safaris here. Go hiking or even horse- back riding and explore the secrets of the sandscapes here. For a more exciting tour, you can always explore the oasis with a wonderful camel ride. To escape the blazing sun and heat of the country, travel to the ice skating rink for a chilling adventure.
There are plenty of adventures and activities you can undertake here. While there are endless memories to make and explorations to undertake, you must remember, at times you are susceptible to unexpected mayhems and events. These small moments can harm your safety and even affect your travel trip. The best way to be well prepared in such events is to have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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