Unraveling Turkmenistan: Rare Photos of a Mysterious Country

Turkmenistan could very well be a country that you’ve never heard of. But it’s probably one of the most mysterious places on the face of the earth. Before you start asking why, let me explain. Turkmenistan, a former Russian Federation state, is definitely an acquired taste for a visitor. Not the most open and or tourist-friendly country, the land has been reeling under a series of leaders who rule the nation with an iron fist:

As the images suggest, this is unlike any place you have ever visited. Comparisons with a modern western nation or even a developing nation from the east are meaningless. Yet, even in all its strangeness, this is a fascinating place with an unique mix of experience for any traveler who has the stomach to take the long flight. As they say, pictures speak a thousand words. If the pictures above are to be believed, Turkmenistan is certainly a great place for unique experiences—and photos.

Like This Article?

Don't Miss The Next One!

Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New! Want more photography tips? We now offer a free newsletter for photographers:

No, my photos are the best, close this forever