Kunya-Urgench, Kunya-Urgench

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Once a bustling municipality, Kunya-Urgench now stands deserted and full of ancient ruins just waiting to be explored. Located along the medieval Silk Road, the World Heritage Site peaked as a trading center between the 10th and 14th centuries. Explore the ancient city and uncover its hidden secrets, or head in to the museum to learn more about its fascinating and bloody history. Kunya-Urgench is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Dasoguz Province Edition.
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  • Morning flight from Ashgabat to Dashoguz, in the course of the day to continue to the border crossing to Uzbekistan (Incidentally, hassle-free, quick, even sympathetic clearance on both sides, in contrast to what one often reads). Time for the visit of Kunya-Urgench. First doubt whether the long drive, whether it is worth it. Bottom line: Sure. For us, this system, every building on this extensive territory for itself, was something special, not through restored, no, grasping the history in their naturalness. Last but not least, our first encounter with remnants of the "ancient" Silk Road. More of what to come...
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  • Sure, it's one of if not the best historical place in the country, but it can hardly compare to what you find across the border in Uzbekistan. Nice walk though, plan about an hour time for the whole s...  more »
  • From these buildings and blows of history, very beautiful and well preserved buildings, though it is rather difficult to get and clearly needs a guide.
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