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Kunya-Urgench

Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
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dont plan more than 2 hours

the sights outside are nice though ideally visites with a guide that can talk a bit more about what... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reisen85
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Brilliant archaeological site

We travelled here from Dashoguz, not too long a journey on a good road. This is a UNESCO World... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Jacqui L
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 weeks ago
“dont plan more than 2 hours”
17 Oct 2016
“Brilliant archaeological site”
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Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 extremely shaby (hotel urgenc). dont stay...More

Thank Reisen85
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 Gurganj and was the capital of Central Asia...More

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Although this is one of the lesser heralded ancient cities in Central Asia, we found the area absolutely fascinating. The mosques and attendant buildings are very well-preserved. However, we were thankful that we had our excellent Stantours guide, Oleg, on hand to add some historical...More

3  Thank paulbuxton108
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly well-preserved area, iin the middle of a desert, with walking paths taking visitors up close to the buildings Visit the mausoleum. Can get rather punishingly sunny, bring sunglasses.

Thank stpn_fz
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Fascinating old buidings and setting. The area is spread out so having a car helps. Can be busy and hot so choose your time to go.

Thank ninebanks
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This area which makes it fascinating. The old mosque was spared by mister Dzenghis Khan himself and the inside is fascinating to watch. Also the largest ancient minaret in Central asia can be found here.

Thank zimof1
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Is it really worth the effort of travelling miles to visit a place which has barely anything of archaeological/architectural significance? If you are genuinely interested in Timur, and what a desolated city looks like, it is probably worth the trip, but if you are thinking...More

4  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A visit to Kunya-Urgench is very worthwhile. We have visited the site in May in about 2 ½ hours. Some comments and suggestions: 1. The UNESO-site of Kunya-Urgench is divided in two locations. There is quite a distance between those locations. The first area is...More

6  Thank MarcelTraveller
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Even after seeing the impressive medressas in Uzbekistan, this site will surprise you as it's much much older. It consists of several interesting places - a mausoleum, medressa, minaret and some other shrines. It's quite extensive, so prepare to do some walking. It was quite...More

2  Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 11 December 2014

These buildings/monuments are one of the oldest in Turkmenistan. Its from 12-13th century. There are two locations to visit, the one is inside the town and other one at town exit road.

Thank Рахим М
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