This building, unique in its purpose and architecture, is the dominant figure in the urban planning ensemble being created in the center of the capital. The Presidential Palace was built in Ashgabat, in 1994-1997 by the French company Bouygues by order of the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov. The grandiose white marble palace is decorated in oriental style. According to various sources, its cost was 70-80 million dollars. The interior halls are decorated with marble and expensive wood. For the interior decoration of the palace for 55 thousand. 14 handmade carpets were ordered with a total area of 218 sq. m.