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Turkmen Carpet Museum, Ashgabat

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Browse through the largest selection of handmade carpets in the country at Turkmen Carpet Museum, a large modern building featuring carpet design. With 8,000 well-labeled specimens of ancient carpets with diverse patterns, the museum boasts some of the finest and greatest collections of carpets in the world. See the largest handmade carpet in the world, 14 m (46 ft) by 21.2 m (69.5 ft) piece covering 301 sq m (3,240 sq ft); it was certified by The Guinness Book of Records in 2003. Professional restoration of old carpets, some of which feature up to 1.35 billion knots per square meter, takes place here. Take a look at our Ashgabat trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Turkmen Carpet Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The museum presents an excellent selection of Turkmen traditional ancient carpets. Each Turkmen tribe has different unique design of the carpet. You absolutely should look at it, before buying carpet ...  more »
  • A unique opportunity to learn about the different styles of carpets from the 5 regions of Turkmenistan and the interpretation of the various motifs. Building itself was interesting, spacious with exce...  more »
  • I had never known that there can be a Museum for just CARPETS. When I saw it was a fabulous experience. So many carpets, so many varieties, all beautiful carpets I had never seen in my life. We had an...  more »
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  • There are many thing to see in Ashgabat, everything looks a little fake, perhaps because of the enormous speed of growth of the city itself. One of the things not to be missed is a visit to the Museum of the carpet. The carpets are a national pride, and this is definitely the right place to understand the reasons why. Be careful not to take pictures, I got myself a drink giant!!!
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  • The biggest carpet in the world-click here
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  • Actually there is the largest carpet. But here is. .. What for???
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