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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  • September 12, 2017
    interesting architecture, blue mosaic inscriptions with strikes, beautiful garden with roses, unfortunately did not find a guide
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  • September 10, 2017
    Hodja Akhmet Yassawi Mausoleum, the great Timurid period was commissioned in 1389 by Timur. The building is close to a historic castle, now the archaeological field, like other tombs, mosques and baths, including the remains of medieval structures. Thomas and the treasure of common Islamic world and culture value of this renewal of the complex has been carried out by the Republic of Turkey in the year 1993 onwards, the work of the world by UNESCO in 2002. The architectural style is rectangle, measures 45.8 x 62.7 m and 38.7 m high. A North-South-East to West. The structure formed by the mixture of gypsum and clay firebrick. We won the main part ("copper"). This section, which is the largest in Central Asia, 18.2 m in diameter covered with a brick dome measuring. We won the Division, has won a bronze used for religious purposes. The Tomb sarcophagus section in the middle of the exactly yassawi. The inner and the outer dome dome 17.0 m 28.0 m-height double-domed fluted roof. Out of the dome, covered with patterned hexagonal Gold Green glazed tiles.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Only this mausoleum amazes with its naturalness. Good feel symptom of antiquity and grandeur. Do not forget to visit the nearby buildings of the same time is a complex of buildings
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  • April 3, 2017
    A UNESCO world heritage site. With impressive attached sites and buildings.
  • June 3, 2016
    By all means try to get here if you travel through the region. It is the best memorial showing heritage of this people.
  • July 5, 2017
    Not interested at all..
  • August 30, 2016
    Great place to visit in Turkistan.
  • June 11, 2016
    I Love you Turkistan

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Despite being a popular place of Islamic pilgrimage, Turkistan features relatively few accommodations. Most options lie close to the mausoleum and in a cluster around the main bazaar, all of them pretty basic. They range from slightly larger hotels with restaurants, free Wi-Fi, and standard rooms, to family-run guesthouses offering the same facilities on a slightly smaller scale. Expect to pay extra for a view of the mausoleum from your room.
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