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A sad memento for the lake that was gone.

The cemetery for ships is a monument to an ecological disaster that a person places on his... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Gad N
sad and impressive place

we went to muynak by marshrutka (minibus). i cant remember the price but it was very cheap. 9.00... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Huwyler R
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Muynak, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The cemetery for ships is a monument to an ecological disaster that a person places on his surroundings. A hundred years of Soviet rule that exploited the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers to irrigate cotton in the desert on one hand and to dry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gad N
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Shipwrecks arranged one by the other, below the yurt camp. It's a nice site by sunrise and late afternoon, for photographers. Otherwise there's nothing to do there. You can also camp with your own tent next to the ships. It is Very cold at night!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ayala E
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

we went to muynak by marshrutka (minibus). i cant remember the price but it was very cheap. 9.00 from nukus to muynak and at 15.00 the bus goes back from muynak to nukus. its about 4h ride each and there you have about two hours...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Huwyler R
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Early morning or late afternoon the light gives this place a bizarre atmosphere. Somehow wonderful but also sad knowing the huge disaster which shocked entire region. A photographers paradise to stroll the surrounding and to explore the different ships stranded in the sand. Our guide...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Roman J
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Had a great night here camping by the boats, Sadly the water is now 180 km away. Apart from this the rest of this area is a dump

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Antonyh1952
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Few people from the west have even heard of the Aral Sea, and yet what has happened here is one of the greatest tragedies of our time. In the 1960s the Soviet Union decided to diver the two rivers that flowed into the north end...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Randy H
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Drove from Nukus to visit the ship cemetery and Muynak. The area is barren, hot and uninviting due to the drying up of the Aral Sea. Man's negative influence on the environment is dramatically evident here -- deserted, rusting ships now miles from what's left...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dave95531
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This attraction can be reached on foot from Hotel Oybek (not recommended to stay there unless desperate though). There is a monument and platform and the ship cemetery below accessible on foot too. See my forum entry on Moynaq for more practical info0

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Whilst it's a mission to get out here and there is no sea left in this area it's serves as a poignant reminder of the devastation mankind can reap on this earth. Plus you can have a picnic in the hull of one of the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank BrixtonMassive
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

traveled here in July 2015, blisteringly hot dessert, to find remains of boats stranded after the Aral sea retreated, the rivers feeding the sea where diverted to grow cotton and the sea disappeared destroying this thriving fishing port

Date of experience: July 2015
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Lewis B
5 November 2015|
Response from d_taddei | Reviewed this property |
hi first off from Taskent to Nukus will take you by car at least 24hrs+ including stops and thats if you can find a driver to take you. Another option is train which takes about 17.5hrs you normally arrive the next day. The... More