The Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Culture and the Turkmen History Museum are all worth a visit. Both native and exotic plants astound visitors to the Botanical Garden. Other interesting parks include the area surrounding the Independence Monument, a park created to mark the first 10 years of independence. Ashgabat is well known as the centre of Turkmen arts and crafts, particularly for hand-woven carpets. As a result, there are many carpet weaving businesses and even a Carpet Museum.
At the Turkmenbashi Stud Farm, 10 kilometres south of Ashgabat, the famous Akhal-Teke horses are bred. In the summer, the Firjusa Gorge in the mountains south of Ashgabat is a popular day trip destination. Ninety kilometres west of Ashgabat is a lake fed by underground mineral hot springs.
Name: Saparmurat Turkmenbashi International Airport (ASB)
Location: approx. 6 km from the city centre of Ashgabat
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