Gypjak Mosque
Gypjak Mosque
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myle tan
Romblon Island, Philippines275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a big mosque with nice ornate tiles and inscriptions of allah everywhere. It's a nice place to drop by and take pictures
Written 26 December 2019
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Rolf R
Laatzen, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Business
Overwhelming hospitality. Excellent team and great job in the field of pediatric urology. Excellent condition of hospital. Ashgabat is an astonishing white marble city, good to look at.
Written 30 November 2019
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum is impressive. It is the largest in Central Asia and the main mosque in Turkmenistan. It holds the remains of the 1st President but photos are not allowed of his tomb. Photos are allowed in the mosque.

When we came on a Thursday, there was barely anyone around. Like everything else in Turkmenistan, it was on a very grand scale.
Written 3 November 2019
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John A
Las Vegas, NV259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This too was on the list of places that must be visited in Ashgabat. Grandeur is amazing and again opulence is striking
Written 29 October 2019
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Tim R
Fort Worth1,015 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Like so many other attractions in Turkmenistan, this is beautiful, well designed and not crowded at any time. Best visited with a knowledgeable guide who can explain its significance.
Written 26 September 2019
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Sallyanne T
Morwell, Australia246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Huge mosque, with beautiful golden dome, fountains and exquisite decoration. Even the carpet is worth a look, especially the central rug.
Written 21 September 2019
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Andrew M
7,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Gypjak mosque is a few kilometers north east of Ashgabat on the M37 highway. We visited here as part of a pre-arranged tour. We had first seen the mosque from the hills of the "Old Nisa" attraction. The mosque dominates the small city of Kipchak, where the former president was born. The mosque is white, with four minarets and a huge golden dome. All the minarets are topped with gold plating. We thought that the fountains at the base of the steps leading up to the mosque were the most beautiful area.

Inside the mosque is spectacular. The thick brown carpet and extensive use of golden chandeliers for lighting was very impressive. The patterns on the underside of the central dome was probably the best feature. The mosque seemed to be more ceremonial than in practical use, although there were two worshippers when we visited. To the right of the mosque is a mausoleum for the previous President and members of his family. There were five graves which showed the deceased names and years of their lives.

To the right of the mosque, a few minutes walk, was an area of military monuments, but we were unable to visit these as we were short on time. I would advise visiting this mosque with a tour of Nisa and Geok Tepe, as all these attractions are out of town or near to the highway heading out of town.
Written 29 August 2019
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AlistairBurrow
Glasgow, UK140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
"The Spiritual Mosque of Turkmanbashi" is a recent construction in much the same vein as other monuments and buildings in Ashgabat, although this is outside the city in the small village where the first President of the Republic was born. White marble, golden dome, four minarets 91 metres high (referencing the year of Independence 1991), opulent interior which can hold 10,000 worshippers comfortably and could squeeze in twice that number. No one else present when we visited - does it ever cater for worship with its out of town location in a secular Islamic state?

Situated next door is the Mausoleum to Turkmenistan's first President, where he is buried alongside memorial slabs to his father (died in the Great Patriotic War), his mother and an older and a younger brother (who all died in the 1948 Earthquake). Again opulent white marble and stunning interior.
Written 22 August 2019
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Kuda Sebelas
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
It is big and very modern. It has got even parking lot in the basement. It is very inspiring when you visit during Ramadhan.
Written 8 August 2019
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Due_Due
Germany154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
At the first look this mosque looks like any other but if you look closer many things are odd and very interesting. I have never been to a mosque which features wisdoms in huge letters engraved in the walls and the minarets not from the quran but from the Ruhnama, Turkmenbaschis book.

When we visited, the place was deserted apart from some security guards there was no one there.
Written 14 July 2019
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