Ahal Hotel

Novofiryuzinskoe shosse, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ashgabat

The White City

A travel blog entry by ahartry


Happy birthday, Pas!

We landed a little after 7am in Ashgabat. We taxied for a long time, past the old airport terminal (which we learned is called the "old new airport" and looks to be of Soviet vintage) to the “new old airport”. We rushed off the plane and were first in line to buy our visas. The process was very efficient, and the visa officer wished Pas a Happy Birthday! Then we paid for the visas, which was a little confusing, but did not take too ...

The next long leg of the journey

A travel blog entry by ahartry


I slept hard. When I woke, we were 30 minutes from landing in Frankfurt around 3:15pm. I pulled up my seat but continued to doze. I think I needed that. We arrived at a distant Z gate, then I had the long confusing maze of Frankfurt to reach the B gates, including a tram ride. Once in line for security, they opened a new line much further back and encouraged people to duck under the ropes to get into the line. It was both not-very-German ...

Turkmenistan... it only deserves one entry

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


23 May - 26 May

I don't know quite what to think about Turkmenistan. It didn't start well. We made port at about 9.30pm and were off the boat by about 10.30pm. Our guide ( read government required minder) met us with the forms we were to given customs... partially completed and not in English.

I think Luke and I made it through at about 12.00am and we were 2/3 way through the group. We were warned that we were not to bring through tramadol. It turns out if your ...

Bureaucracy in Disneyland

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


There is no old centre in Ashgabat the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1948 and two thirds of the population died. In 1991 when Turkmenistan separated, from the Soviet Union, the leader of the council became the First President...then it all began. Delusions of grandeur doesn't start to cover it. Wholesale redevelopment of the countries ministries and governmental buildings...long wide ...

City of Marble

A travel blog entry by marqual


... hand knotted rugs, a huge dome, and four 91 meter minarets, with '91 to commemorate the independence from the Russians in 1991.

Next, we visited several sites around the city. The amount of construction here, all in shiny white marble, is amazing. We stopped at a park with a gold statue of the meglomaniac former president Niyazov and a huge statue of the famous Akhal-Teke horses that are native to the area. We next stopped at the marriage ...


This hotel, located on Novofiryuzinskoe shosse, Ashgabat, is near Ancient Merv, Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings, and Flying Fish Cove and Settlement.
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