"Turkmenbashi's Japanese Soldier's grave site" Turkmenistan Off The Beaten Path Tip by gaolei
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Turkmenbashi is on the Caspean Sea across from Baku. It is also at the end of a long hot desert. The airport is actually on the edge of the desert.
The road into the city goes through a cut in the surrounding hills that was originally dug by the Japanese soldiers during WW2. They were there looking for oil. There is a cemetary along the road that contains the remains of some of those soldiers.