Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan

The port-city of Turkmenbashi (formerly Krasnovodsk) is the only major port in the entire Central Asia. From the east it is surrounded by low mountains, in the West the city is bordered by the waters of the Caspian Sea. The landscape around the city looks more like a lunar one. The city is a starting point for the majority of excursions to the mountains and small seaside resorts. The coast of the Caspian Sea is famous for its remarkable sandy beaches, pure transparent water, abundance of sea flora and fauna. There you will be able to enjoy various water sports. The most tourists favor coastal towns of Hazar and Turkmenbashi - Avaz, whose resort sanatoriums are intended for treating pulmonary diseases.

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan

Turkmenbashi Vicinity - Sights:

Dekhistan

Owering over absolutely flat, waterless and clay plain of Balkan velayat which earlier was known as Misrian Valley are the mysterious and mystical ruins of ancient Dekhistan - the most remote and isolated city. Read more...

Shir-Kabir Mausoleum (the 9th - 10th centuries)

6 km from Dakhistan lies the ancient Mashad entombment - a Muslim necropolis with the well- known mausoleum of Ali ibn Sukkari or " Shir - Kabir" in the center. Read more...

Caravan serai Tasharvat

38 km from Balkanabat near Tasharvat water spring are located the picturesque ruins of caravan serai Tasharvat. It stands on one of the ancient caravan routes - numerous branch es of the Great Silk Road. Read more...

Parau-Bibi

A little white mosque Para-bibi is one of the most honored pilgrim places of Turkmenistan . It stands all by itself on one of the Kopet Dagh rocks. Read more...