www.thegreatsilkroad.com A Children's Amuzement Park "The world of Turkmen fairy tales" opened in Ashgabat.
The owner of the park is the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan, and the 50-million project was carried out by a Turkish construction company.
Turkmen "Disneyland" occupies the area of 60 hectares. Forty-five side-shows, including "Laser shooting range", "American Hills " roller coasters, "Sky loop" swing, were built.
The theme park abounds in elements of Turkmen folklore. For example, at the "Hill of Tales" visitors of Turkmen "Disneyland" are met by the heroes of Turkmen fairy-tales Bovenjyk and Akpamyk, Khudaiberdi-gorkak and genies.
Funny joyful brothers Jabpaki invite children to make a trip in open carriages of "Karakum Express" train which makes stops at the World's Seven Wonders, built as three-dimensional panoramas.
The landscape designers constructed a game "Map of Turkmenistan", where rivers and deserts , mountains and cities, natural resources and historical monuments of Turkmenistan are represented. In the middle of the park there is a small lake with islands. One of these islands hosts a big fabulous lizard made of metalwork and plastic.