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. A visit to Kunya-Urgench represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kunya-Urgench tour planner to plot your vacation.
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JGDynamoAugust 12, 2017
Visiting the top of Turkmenistan and the Kunya-Urgench complex/municipality whatever you want to call it is an archaeologists dream with a mass of mausoleums, old town ruins, the tallest minaret in Ce... more »
OrlandoTunnermannJune 26, 2017
En medio de la nada surge de pronto este enjambre de magníficos monumentos de profusa devoción y peregrinaje. Es Patrimonio de la Humanidad y muy visitado por devotos de toda Asia. Los baños, por si t... more »Middle of nowhere emerges suddenly this swarm of magnificent monuments of profuse devotion and pilgrimage. It is heritage and much visited by devotees from all over Asia. The bathrooms, if you gotta go, are not too attended, warned you are. The monumental site is very interesting and pretty, especially the mausoleum of Ibn Hajib. Actually, it is a huge set of mausoleums outdoors that should go on foot and without haste. Here stands the Timur minaret, which is the highest in all of central Asia. The spiral staircase is nothing less than 62 meters. 144 steps. It is worth also of Najim Al-Din al Kubra mausoleum. It is an exceptional opportunity to approach the extinct village of the Khorezmshas.
TabdourApril 28, 2017
the sights outside are nice though ideally visites with a guide that can talk a bit more about what you see. the city itself is a dusty, ugly border town with no restaurants and only one hotel that is... more »
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