Statue of Lenin
The Statue of Lenin is a charmingly incongruous assembly of a tiny Lenin on an enormous and very Central Asian plinth. Right around the...
Arch of Neutrality
Being all but wiped from the earth in 1948, Ashgabat's sights can be divided neatly into two halves - the politicised, monolithic...
This is perhaps Ashgabat's most touching museum and the display includes once-banned photos of pre-1948 earthquakes as well as...
Lively local bar that attracts an enthusiastic crowd of regulars.
The eclectic menu, excellent service and European-style atmosphere make this one of the more attractive restaurants in the city. As the...
Lonely Planet review
Turkmen bookshops are little more than propaganda storefronts to promote national glory. Most central is Miras Bookshop, where over half the books are authored by Turkmenbashi.