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The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

South Kazakhstan Oblast, Turkestan, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Turkestan
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Built in the 14th century by Tamerlane to commemorate the Sufi leader, the building is a national symbol.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Türkistan, or Yesi, is a town located in the middle of desolation. However, it has Ahmed Yesevi's mausoleum. I went there to see it by a train journey lasted almost 16-17 hours from Almatı. Aside from Yesevi, there is nothing. It is interesting why he inhabited such a place. As to mausoleum, there was restoration works when I visited. It... More

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Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The trip was a long planned one and I timed it during the spring break. As expected , I was with many others who went to visit on a cloudy and balmy afternoon. The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi has a remarkable architectural design and the mosaic tiles design all the way to the top of the structure took my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We took an overnight bus to Turkestan to visit the site. Definately worthy if you have an interest in the history both before and after the Great Game era of the 19th century. You can visit shymkent too which isnot too far from the city. A much busier city.

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Temirtau, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

As Kiev Pechersk Lavra for orthodox christians, as Moscow Kremlin for russians the mausoleum of Khoj Ahmed Yasawi seems to be saint and sacred place for kazakhs, where the history of modern Kazakhstan were beginning. For me the city of Turkestan also is interesting because my grandfather worked there as soviet military commissar before the Great Patriotic War. The tourist... More

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Pavia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It's a Unesco site, i want to think for its history... it is in the middle of.. nothing, but if you are in that zone i suggest the visit (there is not much choice...) but the place is restored recently, with modern material and it's easy to notice, like floors, and it ruins the atmosphere of the place (and probably... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011 via mobile

Is difficult to get there but it has a high historical value. As most of Kazakhstan, better to explore with locals.

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