The Lebap velayat is
situated on both sides of the Amu Darya river, having the Kara Kum
desert on the left and the Karabil Hills in the North. The Kyzyl Kum
desert lies to the northwest of the right bank of the river and the
sands Sundukli are located in the center with the massif of Kugitang
in the southeast. The area of velayat equals 94 thousand square km and
its population is 1 million inhabitants. The capital town is
Turkmenabat, other industrial towns are Atamurat, Govurdak and Seidi.
The climate of Lebap is Sharply continental, doughty, with enervating
hot summers and moderately could winters. Major part of the velayat
territory is occupied by desert areas with poor vegetation.
The main industries are gas, food, textile and chemical branches (the
ammonium and carbamide works, a modernized oil grease factory in
Turkmenabad). Animal husbandry and agriculture are also well-developed
branches of the region. The Lebap velayat has good prospects regarding
industrial and transport development.
Among tourist itineraries about the Lebap velayat a trip to reserved
places of Kugitang, magnificent mountain a mass known for luxuries
primeval nature, unaffected by civilization and abundant in rare
spices of animals and plants, will be of special interests. One can
see here not only a sparking "Lunar Landscape" and "Plateau of
Dinosaurs" with paw prints of the pre-historic reptiles, but also
contemplate in reality wonderful pictures of the carts caves created
by the Nature's fantasy deep underground.
Quite the opposite to the wealth of the plants of Kugitang will appear
he Repetec snake reserve, one of the biggest in the world by variety
of serpent species collected there. One can see in real a graceful
deadly dance of cobras, proud predators of desert - varan lizards,
Central Asian adders, gurzas, and many others.
Besides, the Lebap Land also keeps many others secrets you can get in
touch with just by visiting the town-museum of Atamurat with its
ancient caravanserais, mausoleums of Alamberdar and Astana-baba which
continue to be the places of pilgrimage for many believers up to now.