Turkmenistan Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Turkmenistan

1. Darvaza gas Crater, Turkmenistan

Darvaza gas Crater locally known as ‘Door to Hell’ or ‘Gates of Hell’ is a natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern located in Derweze, Turkmenistan. Geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it is thought to have been burning continuously since 1971. The crater is a popular tourist attraction.

Darvaza gas Crater, Turkmenistan

2. Neutrality Monument, Turkmenistan

Neutrality Monument was a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The three-legged arc, which is locally known as Tripod, is 75 meter tall, was built in 1998 on the order’s of Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov to commemorate the country’s official position of neutrality.

Neutrality Monument - Turkmenistan

3. Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque, Turkmenistan

Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque is located about 7 kilometres west of the Ashgabat city centre. It was built in the home town of President Saparmurat Niyazov with a mausoleum in preparation for his death. The mosque has been at the centre of controversy as scriptures from both the Quran and the Ruhnama are built into the walls.

Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque, Turkmenistan

4. Ruhyyet Palace, Turkmenistan

Ruhyyet Palace is a palace in the capital, Asgabat in Turkmenistan, built by the French Company Bouygues. The palace holds official state events, forum, meetings and inaugurations.

Ruhyyet Palace, Turkmenistan

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