Day Trip to KunyaUrgench History Park

Short History Details

Ancient Khorezm was one of the largest oasis of Central Asia, encircled by Kara-kum desert to the west and Kizil-kum desert to the east. The oasis was formed by the Amu Darya River (known also as Oxus and Jeihun). Being between the Caspian and Aral Seas, it was the border between the lands of the northern steppe nomads and the settled farmers of the oasis.

Kunya Urgench was a major regional center between 10th – 13th centuries CE and in the 12th century became the capital of the Khanate of Khorezm, during the Khorezmshakh dynasty. During this period Khorezmian state extended to control Bukhara, Samarkand, Merv, Balkh, Herat, Nishapur, Zarani, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tehran, Maragha, Tabriz. Kunya Urgench was also known as Gurganj

    List of monuments of Kunya Urgench:

  • Minaret of Kutluk Timur (first date of foundation in 1011 CE, Second date as the construction restart: 1330 year)
  • Mausoleum of Turabek Khanum ( 14th century CE)
  • Mausoleum of Sultan Ala al-din Tekesh (1172-1200)
  • Mausoleum of Il Arslan (1156-1172)
  • Kyrkmolla fortress 5th century BCE
  • Ak-Kala fortress remains
  • Korezm Bag fortress traces 19th century
  • Mausoleum of Ahmed Ibn Omar Najm Ad-Din al-Kubra (construction date 14th century)
  • Mausoleum of Piryar Valiis (construction date 13th-14th century)
  • Mausoleum of Sultan Ali 16th century
  • Ibn Khajib Complex of monuments, between 14th-19th centuries
  • Dash Mosque, History museum, 20th century

Distance Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench 95km

This tour can be done from Dashoguz, or from Shavat border (direction from Khiva) - Dashoguz - KunyaUrgench - Dashoguz - Shavat border

The border can be also changed to Khojeili - KunyaUrgench border (direction from Nukus)

Another option is to make it from Ashgabat. Flight Ashgabat - Dashoguz, Flight Dashoguz - Ashgabat to return the same day

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