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We came here as part of a 3 day / 2 night tour with Owadan Tour (see separate review - highly recommend them). After we were picked up at the Dashoguz border, we came here for a quick tour. We spent 1 hour here.
We visited the Kunye Urgench site as part of an arranged tour. Our trip had taken us by 4WD from Ashgabat to Darvaza, then to this site.It may be easier to take an early flight to nearby Dashoguz and then drive for 1.5 hours to...More
Walking on the remains of this once mighty city still gives you quite a good idea of how it must have looked like. Especially the minaret Transports the importance of this city during its heyday to visitors today. Very impressive.
It is sure worth a visit to this beautiful historic site; after having travelled in Uzbekistan where everything is nice and shiny (and completely restored and therefore brand new in the best cases, turned into a huge touristic bazar in many other occasions) this place...More
This collection of buildings dates back at least to the 12th century. The buildings are quite spread out but connected by excellent walkways. The actual uses of many of them is disputed. The tall minaret is striking.
A good road leads from the city of Dashoguz in north Turkmenistan to the scattered remains of Kunya-Urgench, taking less than hour to reach it.
Amongst the things to see, dating from the 11th to 16th centuries, are a mosque, caravanserai gates, fortresses, mausoleums and...More
Sure, it's one of if not the best historical place in the country, but it can hardly compare to what you find across the border in Uzbekistan. Nice walk though, plan about an hour time for the whole site.
Great historical sight. Sadly Turkmenistan spends billions in the capital building ridiculous monuments to their current presidents when they have amazing sights like this one that need some restoration and tourist facilities.
Love the big mausoleum, the nearby minaret and some of the smaller mausoleums...More
Visiting the top of Turkmenistan and the Kunya-Urgench complex/municipality whatever you want to call it is an archaeologists dream with a mass of mausoleums, old town ruins, the tallest minaret in Central Asia all encompassed in one large place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site....More