Turkmenistan Travel Guide

Plan your perfect trip to Turkmenistan with the help of our travel guide. Discover the best places to visit and the best time to visit them. Find out how to get your visa and learn about the currency, cuisine and more with our top travel tips.

People by the Darvaza Gas Craters, Turkmenistan

Best Places To Visit

Our pick of the top destinations to include on your visit to Turkmenistan

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your visit to Turkmenistan with our guide to the weather and seasons


Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Turkmenistan and information on getting your visa


Top Travel Tips

Top tips for those wanting to know about the currency, cuisine and more in Turkmenistan

Overland truck in Central Asia

About Overlanding

Find out what to expect on an Overland Adventure in Turkmenistan with this guide

Get to know Turkmenistan

Recommended Reading

  • Love me Turkmenistan
    by Nicolas Righetti
  • Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan
    by Adrienne Lynn Edgar
  • The Tale of Aypi
    by Ak Welsapar
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Facts about Turkmenistan

  • Turkmenistan is 70% desert, with the majority of the country covered by the vast Karakum Desert.
  • The name Turkmenistan was derived from the Persian language, and it translates to mean 'Land of the Turkmen.'
  • Ashgabat, the capital city, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest density of marble buildings in the world.

Turkmenistan Travel Advice

We keep updated with the latest travel guidance for Turkmenistan and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Our travellers' safety is of the upmost importance and we recommend that you check for the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.