Hotel Gara Altyn

Address: Novofiryuzinskoe shosse , Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on Novofiryuzinskoe shosse , Ashgabat, is near Ancient Merv and Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings.
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    Travel Blogs from Ashgabat

    Ashqabat - the empty city

    A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Oct 03, 2014

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... air conditioned I think) but not many people on buses either. My guide (whose name is Serdar, by the way) tells me everyone drives to work - but where are the car parks (underground?)

    There are lots and lots of statues of presidents. The first president (who renamed himself Turkmenbashi and even had one statue of himself built that rotated so he always faced the sun!). And the new president wasn't happy with the old presidential palace so turned that into a ...

    Spectacular and Surreal

    A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 10, 2014

    12 photos

    ... an alien place now; I'm familiar with a handful of people who've been to Iran; never had I met anyone who has visited Turkmenistan (13,000 tourists in 2013). As our ears popped during our descent from altitude, truly I felt that we were now in the enigmatic and evocative region of Central Asia; Bactria of antiquity.
    B: The bus wound through this mountainous land for an hour or so before we set eyes on a distant 'White City'. As we descended into ...

    Turkmenistan

    A travel blog entry by linda.g on Aug 16, 2014

    2 comments, 9 photos

    ... bad roads. Next day in Ashgabat, we started with a trip to an archaeological site, and by mid morning I was feeling less than fabulous from something dodgy I ate, so I retreated to the hotel to rest. Ron got the remainder of city tour showing off the ostentatious display of massive white marble buildings of gov. departments, statues of heroes and other monuments. Talk about flashing your (oil) wealth. So...would we visit again? Probably ...

    One Big Melon Party

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 09, 2014

    2 comments, 9 photos

    ... for the tarmac where we plan to wait for the Dutch contingent. Our guide does not look well, SG fears he may vomit in the back of the truck and keeps a watchful eye on him.

    *Fortunately, we do not have to wait for the Dutch. They are evidently all suffering the same hangovers and are delayed. Instead our friends from Rally Mongolia are themselves adjusting their tyre pressures beside the road.They have just successfully negotiated the ...

    Camping by a Gas Crater

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 08, 2014

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... here ). China is its biggest trading partner in oil and gas products. A few other facts - the country's population is about 6.5 million people, over 1 milllion of whom live in Ashgabat. There is freedom of religion but most Turkemenis are Sunni Muslims. The women with strong tribal connections tend to wear long patterned dresses in colours that are associated with their particular tribe. They also wear a stylish turban to cover their heads.The dress reminds SG ...

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