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Tasharvat caravan-serai.

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“For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race” 

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Caravan-serai.Tasharvat, located at an altitude of 20 meters above sea level in the Tashravat tract near the spring, 216 meters southeast of the Jebel - Oglanly highway, 18.3 kilometers northeast of the city of Jebel, 14 , 6 kilometers south-west of the village of Oglanly, 26.4 kilometers north of the city of Balkanabat on the territory of the city administration of the city of Balkanabat in the Balkan velayat.
The caravan-serai is a rectangular fortification with a stone wall, inside there are ruins of a residential building.
The northern wall of the caravan-serai is semi-oval, 50 meters long, the lyric of the eastern wall is 25 meters. The location of the caravan-serai on one of the ancient caravan routes in the Big Balkhan region gives reason to think that it may have been one of the many branches of the Great Silk Road.
During the functioning of the Great Silk Road, the caravanserai was of great importance for the caravans passing by, in which they made a stop on the way of their long wanderings. 175 meters to the northwest there is a seasonal oasis; now there is a spring and a small cafe by the road.
According to legend, near the caravanserai there was a grove of elm of 100 trees. The first mentions of the Tasharvat fortification were found in 1871 - 1872. Archaeological research has shown that at the end of the XIXth century, the building was inhabited.
Geographic coordinates of the Tasharavat caravan-serai: N39 ° 45'04.94 "E54 ° 22'38.42"

On materials of information department of the State committee of Turkmenistan on tourism and sport. "Religious and spiritual monuments to Central Asia". Author M. Hashimov. Saga publishing house, 2001.