Turkmenistan Silk Road - Uncornered Market
Mausoleum at Merv, a Silk Road City in Turkmenistan

Mausoleum at Merv, a Silk Road City in Turkmenistan

In its heyday (i.e., 12th century), this mausoleum had a turquoise blue dome that could be seen a day's ride away (20-30 km). The mausoleum managed to survive the Mongol invasion in 1221. ..The building was recently renovated by a Turkish construction company in 2004, but the inside is already starting to fall apart. Read more about our visit to Turkmenistan.

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