Monday, May 7, 2012

Turkmenistan - Ashgabat - Palace Square

The Palace Square named in honour of Sapamyrat Turkmenbashy the Great. The tall structure is calle the Neautrality Arch.

Sent by Sonya and Travis who visited Ashgabat.

This is from Lonely Planet : Trips to the top of the Arch of Neutrality give commanding views of the enormous Independence Square, on which sits the golden-domed Palace of Turkmenbashi, the Ministry of Fairness, the Ministry of Defence and the Ruhyyet Palace, all of which were built by the French corporation Bouygues Construction, the court builder to Niyazov. Behind this is the Majlis (parliament).

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