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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. 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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  • We travelled here from Dashoguz, not too long a journey on a good road. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well deserves that appellation. In the middle ages this site used to be known as Gurgan...  more »
  • One of the three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Turkmenistan. Interesting and unusual ancient architecture capital of Khorezm. The oldest building of the Kyrkmolla fortress, the most notable-high Minaret of Kutlug Timur minaret, the most beautiful Turabek-Khanum Mausoleum, as well many other various mausoleums.
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  • The visit to Kunya Urgench from Darvaza is a martyrdom by the almost 5 hours drive on tracks and out impassable tracks. We thought that it would us to break back and the neck. Arriving there just are 3 remains that are worth the penalty including a minaret. Then we learned that there is another road which turns a 175 Kms but minimum is paved. It is quite dispensable. An important note is the land border crossing between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan by Dasoguz is simply terrible. It is a border even cold war with neutral zone of approximately 1 Km which have to cross on foot dragging suitcases, also process in Turkmenistan are tremendous opening all suitcases and bags, touching everything and making a thousand questions about drugs and "money"... All very unpleasant, slow and terribly tired
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