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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Turkmen Carpet Museum and many more Ashgabat attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ashgabat vacation planning website .
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  • A treat to go here and be shown around by a knowledgeable staff member, who clearly enjoyed her role.  more »
  • Turkmenistan is a country of carpet craftmanship par excellence, after all even the national flag of Turkmenistan shows the 5 designs representing the 5 regions. This Museum give you a very good intro...  more »
  • Problem, no pictures and explanations in English it becomes quickly boring when we n seizes only a 1/3 of the explanations
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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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