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Marvel at the meeting place of antiquity and modernity

A full moon over the Merv Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum
© Eziz Charyyev / Shutterstock

Turkmenistan stands out as one of the world’s most fascinating countries - a land of strict contrast in an already mysterious region. Closed off to foreign tourists for decades, a trip to Turkmenistan is for intrepid travelers eager to see an intriguing combination of antiquity and modernity.

The three UNESCO Turkmen World Heritage sites contain the oldest Silk Road oasis respite, the old capital of the all powerful Parthian Empire, and the archaeological remains of one of the Silk Road’s most prolific centers of trade.

If you are looking for a true traveler’s right of passage, consider exploring the wonders of Turkmenistan.

All Turkmenistan Sites