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Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, is situated 150 miles (241 kilometers) south of Derweze.
Traveling through this region is about discovering new things, so why don't you jump in the car and explore a few of the other cities, towns and villages around Derweze.
A great way to get to know a spot is by getting an understanding of its history. While here, be sure to tour the area's historic fortresses. Travelers in Turkmenistan should go to the area's open-air exhibits and open-air markets.
Get outdoors and get amongst it in the area around Derweze. Have a go at mountain climbing or give caving a try.
Long-time travelers understand that a region's culinary arts are a wonderful way to really get to the heart of an area. You'll notice that rice and pumpkin are regularly used ingredients of local foods. Why not order sous (meat, potatoes, carrots) or shashlyk (grilled mutton)? Both dishes are a favorite choice in this area. Taste zebra cake (marble cake) at the finish of your feast. This is a popular choice for residents. If you feel as though you'd like a refreshing drink, chal (fermented camel’s milk) is a good choice.
When it's time to say goodbye to Derweze, head to the nearest major airport located in Ashgabat, 150 miles (241 kilometers) away.