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toscanafoto 12-10-2014 05:37 PM

Turkmenistan
 
I want to share with the community the photos of my trip to Turkmenistan

I visited: Ashgabat - Mary - Merv - Konye-Urgench - Nisa - Gunar Tepe - Tolkuchka - Turkmenabat

To see my photo gallery click on the link below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcod...7629030656449/

I want to point out the major tourist attractions

> Ashgabat what to visit :
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- Nisa archaeological site is UNESCO World Heritage Site
- National Museum of History
- Tolkuchka ( beautiful market )
- Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
- Unabhängigkeitsdenkmal ( monument )
- Neutralitatsdenkmal ( building )
- Desert

> Mary what to visit :
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- Merv archaeological site is UNESCO World Heritage Site
- National History and Ethnology Museum
- Desert

- Konye-Urgench archaeological site is UNESCO World Heritage Site

- Gunar Tepe archaeological site

Another attraction is Derweze - What is Derweze " Door to Hell " ?

From Wikipedia: The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft) To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided the best solution was to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell"


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