Districts of Ashgabat
If travelers are interested in the districts of Ashgabat, it will be useful for them to know that administratively and territorially the city is divided into 6 etraps bearing the following names - Kopetdag, Abadan, Rukhabad, Bagtyyarlyk, Archabil, Berkararlyk.
Brief description of some areas
- Archabilsky: travelers will be invited to relax on an artificial reservoir built here on the site of an apple orchard. It is worth noting that the construction of the Presidential Palace and villas for the President's relatives is underway in Archabil etrap..
- Abadansky: interesting for wine-making and tomato-canning factories, where, if you wish, you can go on an excursion. And since there is a cotton spinning factory here, the guests of Ashgabat will be able to acquire things that are produced there..
It is advisable to get acquainted with the capital of Turkmenistan along with a tourist map: so, you will visit the Independence Park (pleases vacationers with flower beds, cozy benches, well-groomed paths, an amphitheater where concerts and public performances are held; here you can capture sculptures of folk heroes and a 118-meter column in a photo. crowned with a crescent moon with 5 stars - it is a symbol of the unity of 5 Turkmen tribes), a zoo (guests will meet with animals - representatives of the fauna of Turkmenistan and all of Central Asia), the Mollanepes drama theater (pleases guests, especially youth companies, with modern plays), Museum of Carpets (among its unique collection, a carpet, 400 m long, stands out; visitors will be told about carpet weaving, they will reveal secrets related to the traditions and methods of weaving carpets), an entertainment center “Alem” (famous for the Space Museum, where guests “will send” on a virtual journey aboard a spaceship or offer them “take a walk” on the Moon and other planets, and with a closed Ferris wheel, equipped with 6-seater cabins), you will see the Monument of Neutrality (height - 95 m), the palaces of Turkmenbashi (the pediment of the front entrance is decorated with a gilded bas-relief, and the inner halls of the palace are decorated with white marble and precious woods ) and Ruhyet (official events are held here in the form of inaugurations, forums, meetings and concerts; guests will be able to see a carpet with an area of almost 300 square meters and weighing more than 1 ton), a fountain complex “Oguzkhan and sons” (in addition to the statue of Oguz Khan with 6 sons, it includes 27 programmable and illuminated fountains).
Where to stay for tourists
There are many 4-5-star hotels in the capital of Turkmenistan, where guests are pampered with a wide range of additional services (there are swimming pools, saunas, fitness centers, bars; breakfasts are included in the price). So, you can rent a room in the most famous hotel “The president” (a night in it will cost $ 100-150) - it will delight guests with all the necessary amenities, in particular, a gym, satellite TV, and a tennis court. If you are interested in more modest and cheaper hotels ($ 40-70), then their search will not take much time.