Gaurdak, Turkmenistan

The city of Gaurdak is in the extreme eastern part of Turkmenistan between the Amu Darya and Uzbekistan practically at the foothills of the Pamir.

The majestic landscape of this area is extremely beautiful: there is a whole complex of interesting and beautiful gorges, waterfalls and caves. Kugitang reserve located directly on the border with Uzbekistan is a major geological research center which takes pride in a rocky plateau with hundreds of dinosaurs' traces.

According to scientific researches more than 150 million years ago during Jurassic period the plateau used to be a bottom of an extensive sea lagoon which dried up but it's wet sand similar to concrete preserved the traces of all the animals who happened to cross it.