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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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  • I don't like carpets at all! But when you are in Turkmenistan you have to visit this museum which tells the story off the world famous tradition off making carpets in this country! Very interesting!  more »
  • The Museum is really interesting. You can admire beautiful carpets of various kinds. Note: The photograph is very expensive!
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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 »
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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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  • Actually there is the largest carpet. But here is. .. What for???
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  • The biggest carpet in the world-click here
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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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