Pearly Capital of the East

9 April 2021

The white-marble capital of Turkmenistan, transforming from year to year due to the implementation of the urban planning strategy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, represents a unique model of a dynamically developing city, where beauty and comfort, cutting-edge trends in architecture and the best traditions of national art of building are harmoniously combined, advanced technologies and engineering and technical solutions are actively introduced.

The development work and improvements in Ashgabat were conducted on an unprecedented scale when preparing for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The unique Olympic Complex, which has no analogues in the region, was built to host the Games. Its infrastructure comprises about 40 sports facilities arranged around the Olympic Stadium that can accommodate up to 45,000 spectators. The monumental sculpture of a horse, towering over the dome of the stadium, entered the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest horse image.

a chief research worker at the Archive Fund of the President of Turkmenistan, Main Archive Department under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan. Photo: Sagit ADYGOV