Turkmenistan Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Turkmenistan

The Sunday market is the best place in the world to buy the misleadingly-named Bukhara rugs, which are actually made in Turkmenistan. There is a shop in the Art Gallery which sells traditional Turkmen handicrafts, silver and costumes including the distinctive Turkmen sheepskin hats. The central bazaar in Ashgabat is a good place to buy food and curiosities.

Shopping hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1800. Bazaars open at dawn.

Nightlife in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat has an opera and ballet theatre, which shows both Russian and European works and a drama theatre. There are also a few restaurants offering dancing.

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