Everything that was once built around the Aral Sea is now deserted and left behind in the middle of Moynaq.
It once became a popular holiday destination in the old Soviet; with its beaches, seaside restaurants with fresh seafood, and hotels. But these days, you will only see the ruins of the former glory.
Moynaq is truly a depressing place, but still worth a visit if you are in Central Asia.
It is not so easy to get to the Aral Sea itself; it is a long and tough way through the desert, and your best bet is to arrange jeep tours.
Aral Sea trip provides a unique opportunity to discover the region with contrasting landscapes of extinct sea and miracles of nature, as well as to become victims of the human madness and breathtaking scenery of new Aral Kum desert.Tour to Aral begins from Nukus city which is particularly famous for the Savitsky Art Museum. This museum that is located in the capital of Karakapakstan, the Nukus city, possesses the second largest and most valuable Russian avant-garde collection in the world.
Expedition to Aral could become one of the most inconceivable experiences in your life that gives a mixture of delight from the incredible beauty of desert landscapes and Aral Kum desert with involuntary sadness from participation in the tragedy of the dying sea.