Ashgabat National Museum of History, Ashgabat

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Explore diverse cultural heritage at Ashgabat National Museum of History, a white marble complex in the capital's central area. With over 500,000 artifacts divided into three sections, the pieces showcase the complex history of the country from the Bronze Age through Parthian, Persian, Mongol, and Seljuk periods to modern times. Excavations from Margiana, Gonur Depe and Nissa feature some exhibits such as ivory rhytons, weapons, jewelry, instruments, and a gigantic rug. See a collection of president's hunting trophies on the ground floor, which houses a permanent exhibition of post-independence Turkmenistan. With our online itinerary creator, Ashgabat attractions like Ashgabat National Museum of History can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We have spend more than one hour in the museum. For people who are interested in the history of Turkmenistan I would recommend to visit this museum. What we also enjoyed is the beautiful park around t...  more »
  • This is another of Ashgabat's overly pretentious, ostentatious, and glitzy white marble buildings that actually houses very few authentic displays documenting Turkmenistan's history. Don't even think ...  more »
  • A must when you are in Ashgabad - excellent guides available on the spot - showing the most interesting objects of the 5 different regions of Turkmenistan  more »

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Budget is not a word you'll hear often in Ashgabat, so be prepared for lavish accommodation options. With one of the largest selections of high-class hotels in the country, the city caters to those who desire pampering. The range of luxury places to stay in Ashgabat will leave you spoiled for choice. Travelling here on a shoestring presents more of a challenge, even the city's mid-range options cost more than your average city. A more remote location will bring the price down a little; hotels situated further from downtown offer a more affordable stay.
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