Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia with a population of about 5 million, and an area around half a million km2, or almost the size of Spain. Neighboring countries are Iran and Afghanistan to the South, and Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to the North. It has a coast on the Caspian Sea, but is otherwise landlocked. Nearly 80% of the country is considered part of the Karakum Desert.
Turkmenistan is one of just two Stalinist countries in existence (the other being North Korea) and the government is in firm control of nearly everything, although, surprisingly, tourism is welcomed as long as you don't discuss politics or omnipresent police/military. The cult of personality the previous president created for himself is truly amazing and reminders of the Turkmenbashi's legacy are everywhere.
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Duration: 17Days from: US$100
Destinations: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Arrival on the train from Urumqi to Almaty early in the morning. We start Almaty sightseeing tour. Visit Panfilovs Park with Zenkov’s Orthodox Cathedral, Great Patriotic War Memorial and National Musical Instruments Museum.
Transfer to the hotel at 12:00...
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Duration: 10Days from: US$100
Destinations: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet and transfer to the hotel for check in and rest. After late breakfast, you will have half day sightseeing in Tashkent. Visit Old City ...