Ancient Merv

Mary, Turkmenistan

Step back in time and explore Ancient Merv, once the world’s greatest city. Channel your inner Indiana Jones as you stroll along Maiden’s Fortress (Kyz Kala), Vigyt Kala, Gaur Kala and Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum.

Once the world’s biggest city during the 3rd millennium BC, the UNESCO ancient city of Merv used to flourish with wealth provided by its strategic location on the Silk Road trade route between Asia and Europe. The glorious days of its past are echoed as you walk through its key monuments such as Gaur Kala, Kyz Kala, Vigyt Kala and Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum.
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