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Turkmenistan holidays by Cox & Kings

Lying in the southwest corner of Central Asia and once at the crossroads of civilisation, Turkmenistan offers its visitors more than first meets the eye.

From the magnificent squares and opulent palaces of its capital, Ashgabat, and the historic sites of the legendary Silk Road to the vast deserts and the awesome canyons of Yangikala, Turkmenistan will warmly welcome those who wish to discover its fascinating past.

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Key facts

  • Capital Ashgabat
  • Currency Turkmen New Manat
  • Flying time from London 8.5 hours
  • Official language(s) Turkmen
  • Time difference +5 GMT
  • Visa requirements Visa required for UK passport holders

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Travel in Central Asia

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Flying in style in Central Asia

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Documents & health information for Central Asia

Before travelling to Central Asia, please read more about the entry requirements for each country, as well as any general health advice.

Climate in Turkmenistan

Discover the temperatures and rainfall you can expect when visiting the main areas of Turkmenistan, along with the best time to travel.

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