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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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TripAdvisor
  • It is an impressive mosque, but it rather new building, constructed about 10 years ago. Beautiful architecture.  more »
  • Even after seeing a fair share of mosques, this one impressed. Sheer size and opulence leave an impression. It's exceptionally quiet (close to no other visitors) and complemented with the tomb of form...  more »
  • Gypjak Mosque, about 30 minutes drive from the capital city of Ashgabat, is a poetry in marble and is an example of opulence and finesse. It is a beautifully made structure, which can house thousands ...  more »
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  • Beautiful mosque, almost always empty. You must to visit it and see the dome from inside.
  • Mosque is the best
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  • Very large, spacious mosque.
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