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Impressive collection of monuments

A good road leads from the city of Dashoguz in north Turkmenistan to the scattered remains of... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom
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I lived in Turkmenistan, as an expat, for 4 years, and had the opportunity to visit all regions... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
m f
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

A good road leads from the city of Dashoguz in north Turkmenistan to the scattered remains of Kunya-Urgench, taking less than hour to reach it. Amongst the things to see, dating from the 11th to 16th centuries, are a mosque, caravanserai gates, fortresses, mausoleums and...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

I lived in Turkmenistan, as an expat, for 4 years, and had the opportunity to visit all regions. This site is fascinating and the people are very welcoming!

1  Thank m f
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Sure, it's one of if not the best historical place in the country, but it can hardly compare to what you find across the border in Uzbekistan. Nice walk though, plan about an hour time for the whole site.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Great historical sight. Sadly Turkmenistan spends billions in the capital building ridiculous monuments to their current presidents when they have amazing sights like this one that need some restoration and tourist facilities. Love the big mausoleum, the nearby minaret and some of the smaller mausoleums...More

2  Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Visiting the top of Turkmenistan and the Kunya-Urgench complex/municipality whatever you want to call it is an archaeologists dream with a mass of mausoleums, old town ruins, the tallest minaret in Central Asia all encompassed in one large place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site....More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

the sights outside are nice though ideally visites with a guide that can talk a bit more about what you see. the city itself is a dusty, ugly border town with no restaurants and only one hotel that is extremely shaby (hotel urgenc). dont stay...More

1  Thank Tabdour
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We travelled here from Dashoguz, not too long a journey on a good road. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well deserves that appellation. In the middle ages this site used to be known as Gurganj and was the capital of Central Asia...More

2  Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Although this is one of the lesser heralded ancient cities in Central Asia, we found the area absolutely fascinating. The mosques and attendant buildings are very well-preserved. However, we were thankful that we had our excellent Stantours guide, Oleg, on hand to add some historical...More

3  Thank paulbuxton108
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly well-preserved area, iin the middle of a desert, with walking paths taking visitors up close to the buildings Visit the mausoleum. Can get rather punishingly sunny, bring sunglasses.

2  Thank stpn_fz
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Fascinating old buidings and setting. The area is spread out so having a car helps. Can be busy and hot so choose your time to go.

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