) is the capital and the largest city in Turkmenistan
situated some 20 km north-west of Anau
, 130 km north of Turkmenistan - Iran
border. The population is about 727,800 people in accordance with the 2014 census. People mostly visit Ashgabat to see its monuments and memorials and circuses.
It is served by Ashgabat (IATA: ASB) airport which is 10 km away.
Interesting places in Ashgabat
Monument of Neutrality (Turkmen: Bitaraplyk arkasy) was a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The three-legged arch, which became known locally as " The Tripod" was 75 metres (246 ft) tall and was built in 1998 on the orders of Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov to commemorate the country's official position of neutrality. It cost $12 million to construct. The monument was topped by a 12-metre (39 ft) tall gold-plated statue of Niyazov which rotated to always face the sun. The…
Turkmen State Circus (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Döwlet Sirki, Түркменистаның Дөвлет Сирки) - is the main arena circus of Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. Seating capacity of the circus - 1, 700 seats. Is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting of Turkmenistan.
The " Independence Monument" is a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The design of this building was inspired by traditional Turkmen tents and the traditional headgear worn by Turkmen girls. Elements of the building commemorate the independence date of Turkmenistan, 27 October 1991. These elements include a 91-metre (299  ft) reinforced concrete tower with a 27-metre (89& #160; ft) high golden gilt steel construction on top of the tower, along with an observation terrace with a diamete…
Ashgabat Cable Car (Russian: Подвесная канатная дорога) is a 4& #160; km (2. 5& #160; mi) cableway between Ashgabat and the foothills of the Kopetdag. The first and single in Turkmenistan. Construction was finished on 18 October 2006.
Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex (People's memory) is a memorial complex to the honor of those killed in battle Geok Tepe, World War II, and the commemoration of the victims of the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake. It is located in the southwestern part of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque or Ärtogrul Gazy Mosque is a mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It honors Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. It is a prominent landmark in Ashgabat with its four minarets and central dome and has a lavish interior decoration with fine stained glass windows. The mosque was inaugurated in 1998 and this white marbled building is reminiscent of the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. The mosque accommodates up to 5, 000 Muslims, but actually has few worshiper…
The Ashgabat Fountain in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan contains the world's greatest number of fountain pools in a public place. This is one of the main symbols of the city. The fountain is located on the road leading from Ashgabat Airport to the center of the capital. It was built by Turkish company Polimeks in 2008. Fountain complex lighting system works by using solar energy.
The Main Drama Theatre of Turkmenistan (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Baş Drama Teatry) is a major theatre in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, designed and built by the French construction company Bouygues. Its repertoire is mainly based on the plays of classical and modern Turkmen playwrights, presented in the Turkmen language. The theatre troupe consists of folk and popular artists of Turkmenistan. It is considered the main theater in the country.
If you have seen everything in Ashgabat already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. If you will be around, try one of the following places:
To understand Ashgabat better you can also take a look at the gallery.