The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • I had an amazing journey to Turkestan last summer. Turkestan, the ‘land of the Turks’ is located in Syr-Darya Valley. I highly recommend this sightseeing to everyone traveling in Kazakhstan. Turkestan...  more »
  • 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 »
  • The mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi is a beautiful place. Well worth visiting if you are in Southern Kazakhstan  more »
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  • A UNESCO world heritage site. With impressive attached sites and buildings.
  • 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.
  • I Love you Turkistan
  • Ok