The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan

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Admire Persian miniature paintings and exquisite designs on façades of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, a World Heritage Site that's one of the largest and best-preserved architectural complexes of the Timurid period. An impressive turquoise dome, with ochre and blue patterns, makes this edifice a masterwork of architecture. Housing the tomb of the 12th century Sufi master, the complex was built from 1389 to 1405 by Tamerlane, whose death caused it to remain unfinished. Persian masters experimented with the style, which was later used in Samarkand. Use our Turkestan vacation trip planner to visit The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi on your trip to Turkestan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The nearby ' Stan ' countries remains less history than Kazakhstan's brag is a UNESCO heritage site. Sufism was a Saint and the unfinished mausoleum above the mental of the Emperor Timur yasa holding, as solemn and still vivid, the colors of the dome, though surprisingly well decorated and had to see the inside, put the sacred. Just at the entrance of the pigeons sit unfinished as friend shit awesome this wall-to-wall.
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  • Ukasha-ATA was a collaborator and faithful follower of the Prophet Mohammed, strong and brave warrior, champion of faith. The legend of this site States that water from the well is given to those who managed to be cleansed spiritually who is filled with love, and is pure and noble thoughts. It is believed that removing from the depths of the miraculous moisture is a sign of special location of higher power. While we're waiting with friends to treasured well keeper told us a few legends. In the first of these that Ukasha-ATA was a collaborator and faithful follower of the Prophet Mohammed, strong and brave warrior, champion of faith. In another he talked about how Ukasha died, although it was thought to be invulnerable, and that it didn't take no weapons. But to win enemies Ukasha-ATA went to trick, sending to his wife an old woman to find out where the weak spot Ukasha-ATA, and how you can cope with it. The old woman noticed that every morning Ukasha ATA somewhere leaves home, and became vyvedyvat' of his wife where it Ukasha ATA so often goes? His wife the husband that every morning he goes to pray, and that while he was praying, he hears nothing and does not see around ourselves. Wife Ukasha ATA told about this old woman, and his enemies. They scored past him Ukasha ATA during morning prayers, seized him and Saber, cut off his head. Now place the death of ATA Ukasha is his mausoleum, and near lie piles of stones, closing those places on Earth, where his blood flowed. Neck well is located at the top of the mountain, and the source itself-from its Foundation, at a depth of almost 30 meters. A bucket of water to pilgrims try to raise very carefully, trying to overcome internal on rocky ledges, which are commonly and crumpled buckets, and kicks off on that water from a bucket splash.
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  • If you cannot make it to Uzbekistan you need to see this Mausoleum. This is the one and only Mausoleum in Kazakhstan that can be compared to the famous ones in Uzbekistan. The underground mosque is ve...  more »
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  • By all means try to get here if you travel through the region. It is the best memorial showing heritage of this people.
  • Great place to visit in Turkistan.
  • Welcome it's very interested place in Kazakhstan
  • it's for fegits
  • Suggest to visit

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