In this trip you explore west of Ashgabat to visit the ancient Parthian fortress of Nisa, the ancient settlement of Anau. Explore Merv's impressive archaeological site covering an area of 125 square kilometres and containing the remains of five ancient towns. Travel on across the Karakum Desert, around 260 km north from Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia bordered by the Caspian Sea and largely covered by the Karakum Desert. It’s known for archaeological ruins including those at Nisa and Merv, major stops along the ancient trade route the Silk Road.
|Currency used||Turkmenistan manat|
|Area (km2)||491,210 km²|