Overview About Kunya-Urgench :

Situated in the north-western part of Turkmenistan on the left bank of the Amu Daria River, Kunya-Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region and was part of the Achaemenid Empire. On your Turkmenistan Tours to this place, there are numerous towns containing mosque, fortresses, the gates of a caravanserai, mausoleums, and a 60-m high minaret belonging to the 11th -16th centuries.

Kunya-Urgench Highlights :

  • Kunya-Urgench was a major cultural and shopping center during the Middle Ages and gave shelter to Ibn-Sino, Beruni and along with other well-known thinkers of that time.

  • The city was regarded as "the heart of Islam " In 1221 and rebelled against Genghis Khan.

  • After quickly restoring its power, Kunya-Urgench was again destroyed in 1388 by the army of Tamerlane, who saw the city as a competitor to Samarkand.

  • The main reason why many monuments of Kunya-Urgench are in poor condition is this repeated destruction of its incredible beauty.


The main places of interest in Kunya-Urgench are :

There are numerous places to visit in Kunya-Urgench on your exciting Turkmenistan Tours, som of which are mentioned below:

  1. Turabekkhanum, 12 - 14th centuries,

  2. Piryarveli (14 - 17th centuries),

  3. Dashgala (14 - 16th centuries),

  4. Matkarim - Ishan (19 - 20 the centuries)

  5. Guligerdan (12th century),

  6. Khorezimbag (13 - 18th centuries),

  7. the mausoleum of Arslan II - the oldest building in the city (11th century),

  8. Ak-Kala Fortress (Akgala, 1 - 13th centuries).

  9. the mausoleums of Fakhr ad-Din Razi (13th century),

  10. Azizan Al'-Ramatani (13 - 14th centuries),

  11. Seid Akhmed (12 - 14th centuries),

  12. the minaret of Mamun (10 - 11th centuries),

  13. Tekesh - Khorezmshakh (13th century) with a minaret of the 14th century,

  14. the minaret of Kutlug Timur (12 - 14th centuries) - the highest minaret in Central Asia - its height is 60 m,

  15. Dashmedzhet (1903-1908) and the mausoleum of Nadzhimetdin Kubra (12 - 13th centuries)

  16. Sultan Ali (1580) the mausoleum of Kyrkmollah ( 2nd century B.C. - 3rd century A.D.), and Ibn-Khadzhib madrasah (14 - 16th centuries.

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