With strong Persian, Arab and Russian influences, Turkeminstan’s architecture, local culture and cuisine are intriguing. You can gain insights into the country's history at the Ashagabat National Museum of History. The museum's collection includes a large number of exhibits depicting Turkmenistan's archaeology, ethnography and nature. For the chance to take home your very own piece of Turkmenistan, visit the Altyn Asyr bazaar, located in Choganly. The market is the largest in Turkmenistan, offering carpets, rugs, handicrafts, silk goods and even live animals. Enjoy a traditional meal of Plov, a dish made of fried rice, meat and vegetables.