Discover this unique and isolated country in all its sometimes whimsical glory. From marble palaces to endless deserts and beaches, the country has a great variety.

Why travel to Turkmenistan?

In Turkmenistan gibt es nicht viel Tourismus und deshalb wirst du das Gefühl haben, ein Land zu besuchen, das sich wie auf einem anderen Planeten anfühlt. Alles wird so fremd und faszinierend sein und es wird dich auf eine Art und Weise fesseln, wie kein anderer Ort, den du bisher besucht hast. Du kannst alleine in Ashgabat wandern und du wirst ein einzigartiges Gefühl der Anonymität erleben.


Turkmenistan, located in Central Asia, has a high percentage of Russian population due to its long affiliation with the former Soviet Union. Thus, the influence of the other nationalities can also be felt in the cuisine. As in all Central Asian countries, the use of mutton and chicken plays a major role.


Turkmen culture is somewhat different from the cultural traditions of the neighboring Muslim states of Central Asia. The reason for this is that the Turkmen ancestors were the nomads and this is still very much reflected in their culture today.


Turkmenistan has about 6 million inhabitants. About half of the population lives in rural areas and half in cities. Much more significant than the difference between urban and rural areas, however, are still the tribal affiliations. Origin plays such an important role that the vast majority of Turkmen know their family tree by heart over at least three, usually four or five generations, and can explain it at any time.


Discover the beautiful and endless steppe landscapes and breathtaking mountain scenery of this unique country. In the west of the country you will find a surprisingly rugged desert landscape full of rocks, mountains, ancient monuments, pilgrimage sites and authentic villages. The desert is still home to nomads who are eager to show you their land.

National language of Turkmenistan

Turkmen, Russian & Uzbek

Currency of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Manat (1? ? 4 Turkmenistan Manat)

How do I say thank you in Turkmenistan?

Say bol

Time zone of Turkmenistan

The time difference from Central Europe is +4 hours.

Best time to travel to Turkmenistan

April to May & September to October

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Secret places in Turkmenistan

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