The Strange and Beautiful Buildings of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Conventional travelers would typically recommend mainstream international destinations that are home to popular historical landmarks, monuments, mountains, and cities. While it is true that these destination have achieved fame for their beauty and history, it is always refreshing to deviate from the beaten path and visit a place that may not be as popular, but may be just as magical. Little known destinations offer uncrowded streets and unspoiled beauty. And speaking of unusual destinations, we have a good feeling you may not be completely familiar with our featured city—Ashgabat. Here are the most unusual yet best destinations found in the city of Ashgabat.

1. Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

Photo Source :  Wikipedia

Photo Source : Wikipedia

Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, also called as the Ärtogrul Gazy Mosque, is a mosque built to honor Ertugrul, which is the father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Osman I. It features exquisite interior decorations with magnificent stained-glass windows. Its construction resembles another iconic mosque which is the Blue Mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey.

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