As the second largest country in Central Asia, Turkmenistan is a combination of history, culture and modernity. Do you want to travel to this mysterious country? Any foreign traveler needs a visa to enter Turkmenistan. To apply for the tourist visa, the letter of invitation (LOI) is required, which is provided by approved travel agencies in Turkmenistan.
The climate of Turkmenistan is typically continental. Summer is hot and long, while winter is cold and short. Over 80% of this country is covered by the Karakum Desert, so it is also one of the driest countries in the world. Compared to summer and winter, spring and autumn are much milder, which is also the best time to plan your visits to Turkmenistan. Spring begins from April and lasts until June. Autumn, from August to October, is another high season.
For first-time travelers, you can spend 8 days exploring the ancient cities along the Silk Road, enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes and admiring the modern architecture of its capital Ashgabat. There are 3 must-see ancient ruins in Turkmenistan: Nissa in Ashgabat, Ancient Merv Historical Park in Mary and Kunya-Urgench Historical Park near Dashoguz.