Turkmenistan Ru: – The Wedding Palace “Bagt Koshgi” (Palace of Happiness) was inaugurated in Ashgabat in the days of celebration of the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan‘s independence. The Wedding Palace has already registered the first pairs of newlyweds. The building with original architecture was erected in the southwestern part of the Turkmen capital. A three-step structure is crowned by a cube with a ball with a diameter of 32 meters displaying the map of Turkmenistan.The Wedding Palace can register 7 pairs of newlyweds at a time. It consists of three halls for celebrations, seven banquet halls for weddings, dozens of shops, as well as various services, including wedding dress shops, wedding decoration of cars, rentals of jewelry and national embroideries, photo and beauty salons, and parking spaces.
There is also a cultural and methodological center for promotion of national traditions of holding wedding and family celebrations.
The opening of the building was attended by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who spoke to the newlyweds. He also planted the first tree in a park near the palace, thus initiating a tree planting tradition to celebrating the marriage.