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Kunya-Urgench

Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
+993 12 95-75-00
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not on par with Uzbek

Sure, it's one of if not the best historical place in the country, but it can hardly compare to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ffrige
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shanghai
one of the highlights of Turkmenistan

Great historical sight. Sadly Turkmenistan spends billions in the capital building ridiculous... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2017
TheTravelPirate
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Rochester, New York
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Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
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"central asia"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
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"car"
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"capital"
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"highlights"
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"area"
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"ruins"
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"minaret"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ffrige
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Reviewed November 21, 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

1  Thank TheTravelPirate
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Reviewed August 12, 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

1  Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed April 28, 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

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Reviewed October 18, 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
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Reviewed March 21, 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
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Reviewed January 12, 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.

1  Thank stpn_fz
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Reviewed November 28, 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.

Thank ninebanks
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Reviewed November 7, 2015

This area which makes it fascinating. The old mosque was spared by mister Dzenghis Khan himself and the inside is fascinating to watch. Also the largest ancient minaret in Central asia can be found here.

Thank zimof1
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Reviewed September 3, 2015

Is it really worth the effort of travelling miles to visit a place which has barely anything of archaeological/architectural significance? If you are genuinely interested in Timur, and what a desolated city looks like, it is probably worth the trip, but if you are thinking...More

4  Thank Rod F
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