Top things to do

Museum in Turkmenabat

Lebap Regional Museum

Turkmenabat's ridiculously ornate museum could double as Liberace's house (check out those chandeliers!), but it also houses a solid collection of archeological findings from the Lebap region and a good ethnographic…
International in Turkmenabat


The restaurant at the Hotel Turkmenabat is a good choice – its menu takes in Russian, Central Asian and Caucasian cooking, including Georgian chakhokhbili (chicken stew in a spicy tomato sauce). There's a pleasant g…
Church in Turkmenabat

Russian Orthodox Church

This landmark church was built to honour St Nicolas in the late 19th century. The church is painted canary yellow and decorated on the interior with a rich collection of icons.
Russian in Turkmenabat


Travellers report that this restaurant has a menu ranging from game to fish, and a tiny vegetarian section. There's also a bar that's popular with locals.
Market in Turkmenabat

Zelyony Bazaar

Turkmenabat's busy 'green market', good for people-watching, souvenirs or snacks.
Statue in Turkmenabat

Statue of Niyazov

Statue of Saparmurat Niyazov, the leader of Turkmenistan from 1956-2006.