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Culture Of Turkmenistan

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Mass media

Turkmenistan publishes a variety of newspapers and monthly publications. Turkmenistan presently transmits seven national television stations via satellite. Altyn asyr, Yashlyk, Miras, Turkmenistan (in seven languages), Turkmen owazy, Turkmen sportive, and Ashgabat are among them. There are no commercial or private television channels in the country. State-controlled publications produce articles that are highly restricted and written to praise the state and its leader.

Central Asia has the least developed Internet services. The government’s ISP business, “Turkmentelekom,” provides internet access. Turkmenistan has 252,741 internet users as of December 31, 2011, accounting for approximately 5% of the entire population.

Education

Education is universal and obligatory through the secondary level, with the overall length formerly lowered from 10 to 9 years; with the new President, mandatory education will be extended to 10 years beginning with the 2007–2008 school year. Since 2013, secondary general education in Turkmenistan has been divided into three stages lasting 12 years, as follows: Elementary school (grades 1-3), High School – the first cycle of secondary education lasting five years (4–8 classes), Secondary school – the second cycle of secondary education – must be completed in four years (9–12 courses).

Architecture

The challenge for contemporary Turkmen architecture is to apply modern aesthetics in a variety of ways, to find one’s own creative style, and to incorporate the existing historico-cultural context. The majority of structures are faced with white marble. Turkmenistan Tower, Bagt köşgi, and the Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center have changed the country’s skyline and promoted its modern character.

How To Travel To Turkmenistan

By plane Turkmenistan Airlines flies nonstop to Ashgabat from Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amritsar, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Delhi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Minsk, Moscow, and Saint Petersburg. At the front of the cabin, look for a picture of Sapamurat 'Turkmenbashi' Niyazov. The timetables are often inconvenient, and there is no...

How To Travel Around Turkmenistan

By plane Internal flights are available by Turkmenistan Airlines, which operates daily flights between Ashgabat, Mary, Turkmenbashi, Dashoguz, and a few more cities. Flights are subsidized and very inexpensive owing to fuel prices. A flight from Ashgabat to Mary or Dashoguz costs about $5 USD. Turkmenistan Airlines has a new...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Turkmenistan

To enter Turkmenistan, all nationalities must get a visa. A temporary transit visa may be acquired for independent travel, however obtaining a complete visa may be challenging. The majority of border guards are youthful conscripts, and a modest bribe may let you get through the border and obstacles. Arranging a...

Destinations in Turkmenistan

Regions in Turkmenistan While the provinces are a useful method to divide vast Turkmenistan into regional travel regions, keep in mind that one geographical region dominates them all—the harsh desert wasteland known as the Karakum. Ahal ProvinceThe country's center area, which includes the capital. Balkan ProvinceThe western province of the Caspian Basin. Dashoguz...

Things to do in Turkmenistan

Horse trekking with Akhal Teke horses: Orexca offers a 12 day Turkem Akhalteke Horse Ride Wonders of the Karakum Desert package that includes transportation from Ashgabar to Geokdepe Stud Farm, a ride through the North East of the Karakum Desert to Tummekli, nomadic villages of Chyria, Gurrukly, Hakysh Gongurajy, Orazsahet, and the...

Food & Drinks in Turkmenistan

Food in Turkmenistan Restaurants will provide distinctively mediocre Russian food. Plov and other Central Asian cuisine may be available at marketplaces, as in Uzbekistan. If you can locate it, try Caspian Sea sturgeon, which is occasionally cooked in a 'tempura' manner. Meals often begin with a soup, such as chorba, a...

Money & Shopping in Turkmenistan

Costs Turkmenistan is Central Asia's most costly nation. A simple double room will cost you USD30. Around USD60 is a more comfortable choice. A street snack costs between $1 and $3. A decent dinner at an Ashgabat restaurant costs about USD20. Currency Turkmenistan's national currency is the new manat (TMT) = 100...

Festivals & Holidays in Turkmenistan

Public holidays in Turkmenistan are divided into three categories: (a) holidays commemorating historical events (the defense of the Geok Teppe fortress in 1881, World War II in 1941-45) and landmarks since Turkmenistan's independence in 1991 (Independence Day, Neutrality Day, State Flag Day, Day of Revival and Unity); (b) traditional...

Language & Phrasebook in Turkmenistan

Turkmen is spoken by about 70% of the population of Turkmenistan, while Russian is spoken by 50%. If you are unable to converse in Turkmen, Russian is your best option. Everyone does not have the time, resources, or money to study Turkmen. However, acquiring basic Turkmen is recommended out...

History Of Turkmenistan

Turkic-speaking Oghuz tribes migrated from Mongolia into present-day Central Asia around the eighth century AD. These Oghuz formed the ethnic foundation of the current Turkmen people as part of a strong confederation of tribes. The term "Turkmen" was originally given to Oghuz tribes that embraced Islam and started to...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Turkmenistan

Stay Safe in Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is a safe and welcoming nation as long as visitors avoid political discussions. Politics is still a highly delicate subject, and it is your duty to avoid becoming involved in or speaking out against the government, since doing so is a felony. Do not, under...

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