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. To visit The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi on your holiday in Turkestan, and find out what else Turkestan has to offer, use our Turkestan day trip planning website .
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  • This is a sacred place not only for Muslims. It is Holy in itself, just because there lies a great Saint who is famous not only for their faith but also is famous for its uchjonnostju. This grandiose construction, especially impressive when entering the mausoleum itself, my personal feeling was, unreality, space depth. It was something from the world of fiction, when cost lift your eyes up and not something that you feel, and you feel really either in the ocean. Unreal feeling. Who was not very I advise to visit.
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  • 44 meters height and 35 rooms of variouse sizes are located around the main Dome. Amaizing and huge construction implemented in 13-14th century. There are alos several historical buidlings located in ...  more »
  • The mausoleum is located in the central southern part of Kazakhstan and Turkistan. Islamic preacher Ahmed yasawi dedicated. Originally had a small temple, but began construction of buildings larger than life of Tamerlane, but over unfinished upon his death. It sees from a wooden scaffolding remain in front of the temple, you can. Inside, women hide their head in a scarf or hat. Salon Central throat big kiln was placed around the room, drawing room, Chapel, library, Ahmed yasawi mausoleum is located at the back. Went out with Ahmed yasawi's last training around the underground mosque, with a blue tiled dome Rabia Sultan Begum mosque, the old baths are filled with attractions, such as the city walls were rebuilt.
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  • The highlight of Turkistan, very impressive and magnificent, inside not very beautiful, very simple and no good decorations as the outside of the building.
  • Holy place in Kazakhstan from Turkistan city.
  • Great for a day trip from Shymkent.
  • 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.

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