Turkmenistan will organize excursion trains to natural attractions and historical and cultural monuments. The first such train, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan jointly with private tourist companies of the country, departed from Ashgabat railway station on November 25.
The route includes sightseeing of Dashoguz and monuments of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Kunya Urgench", included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
The purpose of the trip is to practice a tourist itinerary, which provides acquaintance with the natural sights and historical and cultural monuments of Turkmenistan.
The first participants of the pilot project were more than seventy people - representatives of culture and education, private tour companies in the country.
The "steel" version of the route was chosen as the main route. The travelers will spend the night in the train, and during the day they will go on excursions. Comfortable buses will take them to the monuments of Kunya-Urgench.
In the near future special tourist trains will begin to run in different regions of the country.
In Turkmenistan, there are about two thousand monuments of antiquity with a thousand years of history. All of them, as well as dozens of unique natural sites, are desirable places for tourists and are available for exploring almost all year round.