Rich in history, nature and customs, Nokhur is located about 160 km west of Ashgabat, and set 1,100 m above the Karakum Desert in the cool valleys of Kopetdag mountains in southwestern Turkmenistan. Unique Turkmen traditions have survived there. The villagers claim to be direct descendants of Alexander the Great. In fact you can find there fair-skinned people with blue eyes and red hair. Testimony of the unique culture in the village is the cemetery with hundreds of overgrown graves, each one equipped with impressive horns of mountain goats. Varied images in the stunning silk embroideries sewn by local Nokhur women, indicating their particular tribe, make Nokhur silk renowned throughout the country. Constructing their homes from the stones found around the area, the Nokhur people have decorated these simple homes with handcrafted wooden columns and capitals unique only to this area. See this ancient way of life uniquely preserved and rarely seen in Turkmenistan. Accented by two small flowing streams, the flora and fauna of this region is exceptional too.