The Karakum Desert is a vast arid land expanse located in Central Asia mainly situated in Turkmenistan covering more than 80% of this country

Monument of independence

In 2000-2001 there were erected several outstanding monuments: the main of them was monument of Independence with height of 118 meters, surrounded by sculptures of distinguished medieval state figures, philosophes and poets of Turkmenistan. There is a museum inside of monument, numerous exhibits tell about the history of Turkmenistan. The cozy square decorated by exotic trees and shrubs surrounds the monument. Freshness is making by impressive fountain compositions located on the whole perimeter of the square. Outstanding sculptors of Turkmenistan Babasary Annamuradov, Saragt Babaev, Velmurad Jumaev, Shamurad Yarmammedov, Nurmuhammet Atayev, etc.took park in this big project. Collective work of Turkmen sculptures was successfully finished. The monuments to outstanding statesman, politicians, public figures, scientists, writers and poets of Turkmen nation have been created for the first time in Turkmenistan. Lives and works of these famous great people have enormous importance for world history and culture.