Turkmenistan - popular tourist places in 2018
Increasin tourist flows an attention of famous tourist companies, specialized magazines and informational resources indicate growing interest in Turkmenistan as new perspective direction of international tourism, in national model of the industry of tourism and hospitalis.
Recently, RAI3 channel of Italian State TV Corporation that specializes in educational programms about the culture named Turkmenistan as one of the best tourist routes in 2018.
The richness and originality of carefully protected national heritage, numerous archaeological monuments and masterpieces of ancient, antique and medieval architecture allow our country increasing its international rating in this sector winning better positions in the world tourism market. This is also supported by creating of modern market relations, implementation of efficient organizational approaches, stimulation of private initiative, attraction of foreign investments and development of long-term partnership, involvement of the resources of other branches, for example transport and communication, trade and construction, in tourism sphere.
This is also about the measures for inclusion of unique natural places and sightseeing of Turkmenistan into the UNESCO World Heritage List, development of hotel and recreation infrastructure.
Today, Turkmenistan comprehensively meets growing demand of European travelers in historical tours around the places with natural exotics, with the contrast between the modernity and ancient times. Travelling along the Silk Road is among the most popular directions. Thus, the guests of our country are attracted by the meeting with one of the best and at the same time not fully discovered mysteries of East civilization, the state of Margiana, whishes famous by its unique monuments and sensational findings of the archaeologists.
The tours to the State Historical and Cultural Sanctuary “Ancient Merv” leave indelible impression of foreign tourists. Magnificent ruins of ancient fortresses of Erk-Gala and Gaur-Gala, Big and Small Gyz-Gala impressing with its unusual forms, grandiose Sultan Sinjar Mausoleum inspire sublime reverence of the history, touching which feels so realistic that makes listen enchantingly to its “message”. In 1999, entire complex of these priceless monuments was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Numerous tourists for different countries of the world are attracted by Kunurgency. Unique monuments also included into the UNESCO World Heritage List have remained there until our days. Peered into the sky the minaret of Gut lug Timur, which is one of the tallest in central Asia, mausoleums of Sultan Ala Ad Din Tekkes, Turbake Khanum, Najmeddin Kubra, Il Arslan, Puryear Vely, Seyt Ahmed are real pearls of mediaeval architecture. Pleasing the eye with their magnificence and wonderful beauty, these and other monuments are distinguished by the perfection of technical and artistic methods and demonstrate the consistency of the millennium cultural tradition.
The Old Nisa is one the special place among ancient settlements that exist practically in all parts of Turkmenistan and raise the great interest of the archaeologists and tourists. Parthia was one of the greatest states founded by Turkmens for their old history and existed for six centuries. Famous scientists from different countries conducted their studies, which shed the light on many mysteries of ancient history, on the ruins of Parthian stronghold that was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. What value the collection of rhytinas that became one of the most expressive symbols of cultural heritage of Turkmenistan!
The Head of the State puts great efforts to the development of social and humanitarian sciences, fundamental study of cultural heritage, historical monuments and their popularization in the world. the suggestion of the Head of the State on declaration of the slogan “Turkmenistan – the Heart of the Silk Road” in 2018 was unanimously adopted during the session of the Council of the Elders in October last year.
Continuing the subject of modern interpretation of the phenomenon of the Silk Route in tourist projects, it is important to say that familiarization with Ashgabat, the great capital of the country with colossal transformations, is one of the key points for all travelers. Numerous architectural sightseeing is in the city and some of them are listed in the Guinness World Records Book.
The tourists who visited the most famous cities and admired with modern city landscapes say that Ashgabat captures with its inexpressible charm and conquers with its quiet comfort, hospitality and cordiality of its people.
Enthusiastic advertising epithets comparing Avaza with magnificent Atlántida that raised from the sea and turned into modern tourist paradise with luxurious hotels, roads, parks, amphitheaters and fountains are not far from the truth. Yachts, boats and catamarans, water ski, surfing, diving and water parachutes, this is only the part of what the resort offers to the lovers of active holidays and extreme.
There are plenty of places of interest in the region itself. It is enough to name Ancient Dehistan, the historical and cultural sanctuary with its unique architectural monuments. Interesting tours introducing the history of the region, traditions and national handcrafts are at the service of the guests.
Salt Lake of Mollakara, which healing effect, is another place of interest of Caspian Region.
Therefore, owing to all these measures and personal patronage of the Head of the State, tourism industry turns into ine of the perspective branches of Turkmen economy.
At the same time, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov give the role of the strong level of total increasing of the growth rates and modernization of national economy changing over to non- raw material and export orientation what would allow Turkmenistan entering the rank of the most competitive countries of the world.