Walk of Health
We took a taxi out of the city to the Walk of Health. it is 37 km long and has a lot of steps. It was made by Turkmenbashi for National Health Day when everyone gets a day out of the office and has to walk the full length of the Walk of Health. All the civil servants have to do it by law. Turkmenbashi would fly in a helicopter and meet them at the top.
A lot of steps!
Looking across to the Kopet Dagh Mountains you can see how all the sedimentary rock layers are inclined in the same direction. This looks similar to the geological structure on the north side of the Greater Caucasus Mountains which lie along a straight line from here on the other side of the Caspian Sea. An interesting large-scale geological structure.