Central Asia 2016
Family spending free time in the park
One of the roundabouts in Ashgabat. Cleaning takes place at night
That's why it looks like new in daylight
Turkmenistan's President loves horses
Nissa hotel opposite the Oguzkhan Presidential Palace
University bulding near the Palace, which can not be photographed
However internet is full of photos of the Palace (this one from Flickr, author a.phasla)
Ruins of Nisa, an ancient city near Ashgabat
Outskirts of Ashgabat
A small village in the desert on the way to "Door to Hell"
"Door to Hell" is best seen in the dark, so it's necessary to stay overnight
"Door to Hell" is a natural gas field that collapsed and was set on fire in the 70'
The diameter of the crater is almost 70 metres
"Door to Hell" is amazing!
The President said that it's not gas but money burning here
Until now nobody knows how to close this hole
Visiting Kunya Urgench (Old Urgench)
Kunya Urgench was situated on the Silk Road, one of the most important medieval roads
Walking towards the Kutlug-Timur Minaret
This minaret is probably the most striking structure still standing at Kunya Urgench