The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • Is the main attraction of Turkestan in the mausoleum. One of the world heritage site located in Kazakhstan. For big earthy, I k, stark at the entrance to the anticlimactic, but it was Timur who led the construction without waiting for completion, has died. This mausoleum is unfinished. Decorated with Central Asia's unique Blue Dome and part of the other, beautiful tile work. That is, if continues to work at the entrance part fun, imagine how it was decorated. COJA Ahmed yasawi inside the temple was a charismatic preacher, lined with the graves. Kitchen and all was lost. The cauldron that is notable that Timur donated. It takes time until the water boiled too large, it is hard. Premises are left more than one temple, Hammam mark also. Be able to ride camels. The base for visiting the town Shymkent; I pulled up on marshrutka in the trails and out of the Park at more than 100 km/h in less than two hours.
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  • The mausoleum is quite beautiful and there are several other sights on the grounds. The best part is that there are few western tourists - most of the visitors are central Asian so it's quite fun to p...  read more »
  • If the route come near this city to visit. For Muslims, visit believe required the mausoleum itself is interesting complex around it, a cauldron. Souvenir shops with products of local craftsmen were closed we were about 11 am, pity. Stalls with Chinese souvenirs very much, but this isn't it.
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  • Welcome it's very interested place in Kazakhstan
  • it's for fegits
  • Suggest to visit
  • You do not notice when all the houses there are small because people built low houses that the mausoleum was visible from far away is a very beautiful place! ☺☺☺
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  • 12 hours ago when Jerim Tuip os. (My only my city.) Turkistan GoRoD
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