Ashgabat holds the Guinness World Record for “the city having the highest density of white marble-clad buildings”. Pictures: Ayesha Sitara

Ashgabat: the weird, wonderful and eerily empty capital of Turkmenistan

Scratch the ornate, gold-plated, ostentatious surface of the city and you’ll (eventually) find a warm, hospitable welcome

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Ashgabat holds the Guinness World Record for “the city having the highest density of white marble-clad buildings”. Pictures: Ayesha Sitara
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