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Sultan Kala, Merv, TurkmenistanSultan KalaMerv, TurkmenistanLight sprays through the windows of the Tomb of Ahmed Sanjar in Merv, Turkmenistan. This area is filled with ancient ruins from a forgotten...Askhab Mausoleum, Merv, TurkmenistanAskhab MausoleumMerv, TurkmenistanHidden behind the mausoleums of the first two followers of Mohammed, lie two matching portal windows. The mosaics inside are intricate, and echo as...Ashgabat, TurkmenistanAshgabatTurkmenistanAshgabat is a city of white marble with very few people in evidence in the streets (admittedly it is hot right now). I think they must have revived...Ashgabat, TurkmenistanAshgabatTurkmenistan#AshgabadWedding Palace, Ashgabat, TurkmenistanWedding PalaceAshgabat, TurkmenistanThis huge complex is officially called “The Wedding Palace of Happiness”. Inside you can buy your dress and cake, have your ceremony and reception,...Alem Center, Ashgabat, TurkmenistanAlem CenterAshgabat, TurkmenistanYou'll never guess what this is... Intergalactic space portal? Giant dish to focus the sun's rays? Largest Indoor Ferris Wheel? Check out more of...Monument of Neutrality, Ashgabat, TurkmenistanMonument of NeutralityAshgabat, TurkmenistanIt’s a city of Gold and Marble. They say Guinness World Records has awarded Ashgabat, Turkmenistan for having the most of it. Either way, it’s a...Darvaza Crater, TurkmenistanDarvaza CraterTurkmenistanAlternatively called Derweze or the door to hell, this crater can be found in the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan, north of Ashgabat. While drilling...Darvaza, TurkmenistanDarvazaTurkmenistanA mining disaster turned tourist attraction. The Darvaza Gas Crater is nicknamed the “Door to Hell”. It’s a pit of methane gas that has been...Дарвазинский Кратер С Водой, Darvaza, TurkmenistanДарвазинский Кратер С ВодойDarvaza, Turkmenistan... the door to hell !! When the soviets were drilling this site for oil in the 1970s, the ground collapsed into a wide crater. The engineers...Дарвазинский Кратер С Водой, Darvaza, TurkmenistanДарвазинский Кратер С ВодойDarvaza, TurkmenistanThe Door to Hell When the soviets were drilling for oil in the seventies, the ground collapsed into a wide crater. There was gas escaping and the...Door To Hell, Darvaza, TurkmenistanDoor To HellDarvaza, TurkmenistanIn the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan lie these bizarre gas craters. One of the trio is a burning crater, with flames so ferocious...Dashoguz, Dashoguz, TurkmenistanDashoguzDashoguz, TurkmenistanWe were on our way from Konye-Urgench to Darvasa in Turkmenistan. It was mile upon mile of dusty desert terrain, but still there were grazing herds...Köneürgench, TurkmenistanKöneürgenchTurkmenistanThis area is a UNESCO world heritage listed site. The monuments are from the 11th to 16th century. It seemed that many young women were moving from...Köneürgench, TurkmenistanKöneürgenchTurkmenistanThe Kutlug-Timur minaret raises its column high above a vast flat plain of this UNESCO world heritage area.
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