A little bit of P'yongyang with Las Vegas with the white of Mykonos Greece. The buildings of White Marble you'll see downtown along with Independence Square. The lights come on in Ashgabat at night, a night tour is recommended as you'll see multi colored vibrant lights flashing upon white marble buildings. The city is like a police state so watch where you point your camera. There is a 11:00PM-23:00Hr.-04:00PM-04:00HR. curfew in the cities. No smoking in the public streets. Some bars or hotels allow you to smoke.The areas to see around the city are Presidential Palace, Arch of Neutrality, Independence Square, Russian Bazaar,The ancient site of Nisa 3rd Century AD. The Gypjak Mosque/ Niyazov Burial Grounds(not open to public)16th Century Temple of Anau.