A tourist in Turkmenistan

The former Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan (bordered by Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Caspian Sea) is the seventh least visited country in the world.

By PAULA SLIER ASHGABAT
February 20, 2019 17:17
A tourist in Turkmenistan

The Turkmenistan community in Israel continues to maintain its traditions, such as this pre-wedding Henna celebration held a few months ago. (photo credit: YEKUTIELI FAMILY)

 
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There’s a rather strange metropolis in Central Asia dubbed the “city of the dead.” It boasts five Guinness World Records that include the most white marble buildings in the world, the largest enclosed observation wheel, the largest fountain, the largest mural of a star and the largest image of a Turkmen carpet that adorns the main airport’s passenger terminal.

The only problem is that there are very few people around. Even tourists stay away.

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