Resorts of Turkmenistan
Once upon a time, the Great Silk Road ran through the territory of modern Turkmenistan, and today true fans of Central Asian exoticism and culture strive here. Turkmenistan, who knows how to surprise a guest, still boasts fragrant melons and handmade carpets, which are unmatched anywhere else in the world. People are in a hurry here to taste the branded pilaf and see with their own eyes the beauty of the natural resorts of Turkmenistan - its reserves and national parks.
However, the achievements of modern architects who glorify the president of the country in all possible ways arouse no less interest of a potential traveler, if only because such things are rarely found anywhere else on the planet. In recent years, humanity has been rapidly getting rid of the prejudices of the past. In this sense, Ashgabat, Turkmenabat and Turkmenbashi are a kind of unique and inimitable oases for the glorification of one person by millions in the modern world..
Reserves for the curious
In the truest sense of the word, there are no resorts in Turkmenistan, but its natural reserves are constantly under the scrutiny of curious tourists:
- In the Ashgabat region, there is the Kopetdag reserve, which was founded to study various ecosystems typical for Turkmenistan. On its territory you can find valleys and mountain ranges, gorges and turbulent rivers. Dry air and hot winds from the Iranian deserts do not interfere with the comfortable habitation of rare species of plants and animals on the territory of this national park. If you are lucky, leopards and hyenas, mountain rams and leopards are often caught in the camera lens at this natural resort of Turkmenistan, and a thousand species of local vegetation destroys the usual stereotype of what a desert should look like in the very heart of Central Asia..
- At the end of the 70s of the last century, the Repetek reserve received the status of a biosphere reserve. Its territories are especially protected, as they demonstrate a balanced interaction between nature and man. Repetek National Park is a record holder in many biological, climatic and geographical indicators. On the territory of the USSR, it was the hottest place, and the air temperature, even in the shade, here often exceeded +50. The Red Book contains seven records about the flora of this reserve, 13 - about local birds and three - about mammals of Turkmenistan.