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Kengirbai Bi Mausoleum

Photo tours of East KazakhstanExcursion from Zhidebai to Kengirbai Mausoleum

The mausoleum of Kengirbai bi is a place of pilgrimage in East Kazakhstan, a monument. Kengirbai-bi was the ancestor of Abai Kunanbayev, the great poet of Kazakhstan, was born in 1735, died in 1808. He was a strong warrior, fought together with Abylai Khan, liberated the lands of present-day Kazakhstan from invaders. At an advanced age, Kengirbai bi gives power to his faithful disciple, younger brother Uskenbai (1778-1850). At that time, the great-grandfather of the great Abai Uskenbai was a foreman at the age of 27-28 years. Kengirbai bi died in the autumn of 1808 at the age of 87.

How to get there

The mausoleum of Kengirbai is located in the Abai district of the East Kazakhstan region, from the valley of Zhidebai to the mausoleum is 8 kilometers.


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