Open main menu

Wikitravel β

Mary is a city in Mary Province, Turkmenistan.

UnderstandEdit

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

Turkmenistan Airlines operates three flights per day from Ashgabat. If you are short of time, you can fly from Ashgabat to Mary in the morning, visit Merv, and return to Ashgabat in the same evening. The airport is 5 km out of town on the road to Bairam Ali. A taxi to the city should cost about US$ 2.

By railEdit

Turkmendemiryollari (Turkmenistan Zeleznice) (Ashgabat, phone 255545, fax 473858) runs trains from Ashgabat to Turkmenabat via Mary.

Trains to Mary leave Ashgabat at 7.40 daily, arriving at Mary at 5 pm. Train 21 leaves Ashgabat every second day at 10.10 pm, and arrives at Mary at 5.25 next morning.

Train 212 leaves Turkmenabat at 4.20 am daily, arriving at Mary at 10.23 am. Train 196 leaves Turkmenabat at 6.00 pm daily, arriving at Mary at 0.25 am. Train 22 leaves Turkmenabat at 9.55 pm daily, arriving at Mary at 2.51 am.

The railways station is near Hotel Sultan Sanjar.

By busEdit

From IranEdit

Take the bus from Mashad bus station to Sarakhs (3 and a half hours, 6500 rials). The bus will drop you in the center of the village. Walk or take a shared taxi to the Iran-Turkmenistan border crossing. You have to pay a fee US$ 10 to enter Turkmenistan. Change as little money as possible from the money changers on the Turkmen side of the border. Take a taxi to Mary.

From UzbekistanEdit

within TurkmenistanEdit

By carEdit

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • Mary Museum, Komsomolska köcesi 1. Tue to Sun 10am to 5pm. US$1, camera US$5. (hkk,The Museum contains a model of Merv and objects displayed from Victor Sarianidi's excavations at the Bronze Age sites of [[Gonur-depe]] and Togolok in the northern part of the Merv oasis and discoveries from Sasanian-Islamic times at [[Merv]]. In the upper floor Turkmen carpets, a display of household items, everyday, wedding and ceremonial clothings and a fully decorated yurt are exhibited.) edit
  • Pokrovskaya Church.  edit
  • MIG aeroplane.  edit

DoEdit

BuyEdit

WARNING: If you decide to change money outside with the money changers in front of Zelyony bazaar take care, count and recount as you walk away. They (especially the younger ones) are very clever, usually giving you one less note than they should, they recount count it, and somehow you walk away with half the amount you should have. Professional thieves. Count and recount, do not let them do it!

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

ContactEdit

Get outEdit

By planeEdit

Turkmenistan Airlines operates three flights per day to Ashgabat. If The airport is 5 km out of town on the road to Bairam Ali. A taxi from the city should cost about US$ 2.

By railEdit

Turkmendemiryollari (Turkmenistan Zeleznice) (Ashgabat, phone 255545, fax 473858) runs trains from Ashgabat to Turkmenabat via Mary and return.

Trains to Mary leave Ashgabat at 7.40 daily, arriving at Mary at 5 pm. Train 21 leaves Ashgabat every second day at 10.10 p, and arrives at Mary at 5.25 next morning.

Train 212 leaves Turkmenabat at 4.20 am daily, arriving at Mary at 10.23 am. Train 196 leaves Turkmenabat at 6.00 pm daily, arriving at Mary at 0.25 am. Train 22 leaves Turkmenabat at 9.55 pm daily, arriving at Mary at 2.51 am.

The railways station is near Hotel Sultan Sanjar.

By busEdit

By CarEdit

It is a full day drive on a poor quality road from Mary to Ashgabat in a private car.

To IranEdit

 

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!