World Heritage Sites in Turkmenistan


State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"

(37.70 N 61.90 E) -- satellite image

Merv is the oldest and best-preserved of the oasis-cities along the Silk Route in Central Asia. The remains in this vast oasis span 4,000 years of human history.


Kunya-Urgench

(42.388 N 59.271 E) --
satellite image

Located 120 km from Dashoguz in northwestern Turkmenistan, Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region of the Achaemenid Empire. S Several outstanding architectural monuments have been preserved including the mausoleums of Fahrad-din Razi (13th century), Tekesh Khorezmshakh (13th century), Turabek-khanum Kala (14th century), the fortress Ak-Kala and the minaret of the mosque.


Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

(37.999 N 58.199 E) -- satellite image

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Last updated: August 22, 2015