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Gypjak Mosque, Ashgabat

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Admire a magnificent gilded dome surrounded by four 91 m (298 ft) tall minarets plated with white marble at Gypjak Mosque, a modern mosque in Gypjak village in the vicinity of the capital. Explore huge marble colonnades around the mosque and stroll around a large paved square flanked by two fountains. The main hall, covered with handmade rugs, can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. Officially called Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque, the structure features depictions of the Qur’an and the Book of the Soul on its walls. A mausoleum with the tomb of the country’s first president, Saparmurat Niyazov, lies within the complex. Some 7 km (4.3 mi) west of downtown Ashgabat on the M27 highway, this must-see sight is definitely worth the drive. Use our Ashgabat travel itinerary maker to add Gypjak Mosque and other attractions to your Ashgabat vacation plans.
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  • Magnificent mosque, one of the biggest in Central Asia. It's done is the biggest in Central Asia. Mosque with Golden dome locates on a beautiful landscape with Kopetdag mountains on the background. Re...  more »
  • The Gypjak Mosque locates 10 km away Ashgabat in Gypjak village. It absolutely worth to visit the Mosque. Very beautiful interior. 
  • This is the final resting place of the former president of Turkmenistan and also the biggest mosque of middle Asia. 10.000 people can pray on the same time. View and ambiance within both the interior ...  more »
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  • Beautiful mosque, almost always empty. You must to visit it and see the dome from inside.
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  • The monumental buildings built in 2004 is the family mausoleum of the first he President Saparmyrat Niyazov of Turkmenistan (who was born in the neighbouring village) and the largest mosque in Central Asia "Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Metjidi" the round building has an area of 18,000 square meters and can accommodate tens of thousands of creditors. It is 55 m high, has eight arched gates and is by four 91 m high minarets flanked (symbolizes the year of 1991, the independence of Turkmenistan). The floor is covered with a 215 m² large star-shaped rug. The inscriptions in the mosque are quotes from Ruhnama ("book of the soul", an ideology of Niyazov) and from the Koran (acids).
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