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Intersting Ruins, not much to see

This is a must-see in Ashgabat, but is not that amazing in reality. Only a few small ruins and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nice to see

This is a nice place to visit which is very historical, but it is very small and you are done in 10... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
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Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting. Great location. Get a guide to discover just what the mounds are or were back in history. The most developed archaeological site in Turkmenistan. Much more developed than Merv or Margush.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see in Ashgabat, but is not that amazing in reality. Only a few small ruins and walls...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing in Ashgabat pre-dates the devastating 1948 earthquake so you have to get out of town to see anything historical and this is pretty much the only option. Worth a look if you are interested in archeological digs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MGStickler
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This city dates back to the time of Alexander the Great. The ancient walls are easy to make out. Rebuilding of the central palace has been undertaken, but there is very little information available on or at the site. Some of the town is being...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit which is very historical, but it is very small and you are done in 10 minutes

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Metin S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This trip was made understandable by the staff at the site. They gave me the chance to tag along with a tour group which made everything a lot clearer as the site requires imagination. There are postcards at the site that have artists impressions of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mrleejp
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Most of what you see is a reconstruction, albeit made under scientific authority. It is hardly impressive, however if your stay is limited to Ashgabad this is the only interesting archaelogical site available

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank wowmor
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This excavation is showing the old city that was part of the Silk Route. Good explanations and worthwhile a tour of about 1,5 to 2 hours. Approximately half hour outside of Ashgabat. The found artifacts can be seen in the National Museum, another highly recommended...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank RobEnJolanda
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Except for the overall structure of the site and a few areas that have been rebuilt, there is not much left of the old Parthian capital. Had hoped for more.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Questdoc
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The parthanians were overrun here but there are no bodies? The place had some information boards which were being put upas we went round. Not sure if they were for us or an important visitor. Good viewing platform for an overview of the site

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Clarky57
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Mark A
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Response from Ghazaryanedgar | Reviewed this property |
In Ashgabat you can always stop any car, and negotiate with them to take you there. Since gas is very cheap there, it does not cost much to this method )))