This is an absolute must-see. I had not even heard of it before going to Turkmenistan, but its history is fascinating.
We had an expert guide, Yevgenia, who brought the history of this fascinating part of the world to life for us.
if you know about history of Merw and Importance in civilization. if you know about who lived this city and final of them, this place will be a Mysterious old city. I recommend to visit it of course after study about it and Along with a guide.
The history of Merw is amazing, but you probably need a guide to make it come alive. Even though it was expensive for a budget traveller, I totally recommend to hire Yevgenia as a guide. She's the former deputy director of the Mary museum, very passionate about Merw and other archeological finds and she speaks excellent english. She's mentioned in... More
One can envision what life was like during the periods in which each of the successive cities on the site was existent. There isn't great detail of the structures, but the scale is impressive. I recommend it.
A huge site with ruins built by several ancients cultures. Alexander the great came here, and Genghis Khan butchered the inhabitants. A place with a wealth of history that fully deserves its UNESCO World Heritage status. Try to read up a little before you get there, to help understand the centuries of history & civilisations that inhabited the area. Beware... More
It is not redone like the places in Uzbekistan. It is interesting, there is a raised hill, where the very old town was, and some interesting buildings. The Great Kyx Kala was very interesting, unusual architecture.
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