What souvenirs to bring from Turkmenistan: from fruits to jewelry

By TravelWiseFeb 19, 2024 05:04 AMNews
What souvenirs to bring from Turkmenistan
What souvenirs to bring from Turkmenistan. Source: Turkmenportal

Turkmenistan is a country of bright colors, rich traditions, and oriental fairy tales.

When you visit this amazing country, be sure to bring back some souvenirs to treasure. There are countless options, each offering a glimpse into the unique essence of Turkmenistan. Don't miss the chance to take a piece of its beauty and authenticity home with you, writes News Bytes.

What souvenirs to bring from Turkmenistan: from fruits to jewelry
What souvenirs to bring from Turkmenistan: from fruits to jewelry. Source: Turkmenportal

Fabrics and textiles

You will find wonderful fabrics and textiles that make great souvenirs.

The most popular is the local silk called Keteni, which is prized for its fineness, durability, and affordability.

You can buy ready-made clothes or fabrics for making your own clothes.

And if you're looking for practical gifts, look for bedding, towels, and bathrobes as they are really affordable.


Traditional knotted carpets made of silk or wool can be quite expensive, but there are also budget options like felt mats starting at Rs. 800.

The best place to buy carpets is at the bazaars in Ashgabat and at the Carpet Museum.

Just keep in mind that you can't export carpets that are more than 50 years old or have historical or cultural value.

Nuts, dried fruits, spices

Nuts come in a variety of flavors, such as salty, sugared, and spiced, and you can also try unique dried fruits such as melon, watermelon, persimmon, and mulberry.

For a special taste, there are dried fruits in chocolate with the famous Turkmen melon inside.

These delicacies will make great and affordable souvenirs.

If you like to cook, you can buy spices such as cumin, turmeric, coriander, and fennel.

Fruits, jams, and other sweets

If you have a sweet tooth, Turkmenistan is a great place to satisfy your cravings.

You can find a variety of delicacies such as fruit, jam, and halva.

One of the popular gifts is the Turkmen honey melon. They also have delicious jams made from figs, pears, quince, peaches, etc.

And don't forget about the delicious halva, which comes in a variety of flavors.


Jewelry is a great choice for both men and women.

The most popular materials are silver and gold.

Turkmen jewelry often contains carnelian, a special stone that is believed to bring good luck.

Although the style may seem unique, Turkmen jewelry can add a special touch to any outfit.

In addition, it is a good reminder of your trip to the country.

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