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The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Turkestan, Kazakhstan
+7 705 486 4415
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Visit at night for a different perspective. Fantastic complex

Travelled by train to Turkestan and arrived after midnight. Choice was to check-in at the hotel and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
WW_Traveller023
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Sydney, Australia
Largest Dome in the Central Asia

44 meters height and 35 rooms of variouse sizes are located around the main Dome. Amaizing and... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Alis S
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Built in the 14th century by Tamerlane to commemorate the Sufi leader, the building is a national symbol.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Travelled by train to Turkestan and arrived after midnight. Choice was to check-in at the hotel and sleep or see the Mausoleum at night, some of our group took the former, I took the later - well worth it. The evening was a pleasant temperature...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

44 meters height and 35 rooms of variouse sizes are located around the main Dome. Amaizing and huge construction implemented in 13-14th century. There are alos several historical buidlings located in the area of Mausoleum. For example old style "Hamam".

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This beautiful mausoleum is the second most important place for muslim people but is not so special for tourist. If you pass in Turkestan Worth the visit but if you come from Almaty or Astana only to see this sight you could be disappoint. I...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

If you was in Bukhara or Khiva you will be a little dissapointed. But, in Kazakhstan it's one of most interesting place from middle ages. Mausoleum looks the best from rear side. Front isn't so great

1  Thank Wojtek S
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I had an amazing journey to Turkestan last summer. Turkestan, the ‘land of the Turks’ is located in Syr-Darya Valley. I highly recommend this sightseeing to everyone traveling in Kazakhstan. Turkestan is a number one destination with its real gem of Turkic architecture. Kozha Akhmed...More

1  Thank Данияр Е
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you cannot make it to Uzbekistan you need to see this Mausoleum. This is the one and only Mausoleum in Kazakhstan that can be compared to the famous ones in Uzbekistan. The underground mosque is very interesting as well. No need to stay overnight...More

2  Thank Kalpak_Travel
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi is a beautiful place. Well worth visiting if you are in Southern Kazakhstan

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The mausoleum is quite beautiful and there are several other sights on the grounds. The best part is that there are few western tourists - most of the visitors are central Asian so it's quite fun to people watch

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see the mausoleum in Turkistan and Sauran in one day from Shymkent without spending too much money on tours. In the tourist information center next to big Shymkent Hotel were very nice and helpful staff, but only expensive drivers to take us....More

7  Thank patz_boom
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

It's 2 hours trip by car from Shymkent. On Sunday lots of school kids, so it is good to go there early. But it is really worth to go, beautiful architecture, old bath/bania, cultural museum.

2  Thank Monika J
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Hi, maybe my answer is too late but I think it is possible to visit Turkestan in one day. There are agency in Shymkent, hope they are able organise trip. Any way it will be better go with someone who speak english and... More
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