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Tour to Karaman-Ata Mosque

Sufi tours in Mangyshlak

Pilgrimage to the holy places of Mangistau

Karaman-Ata underground mosque of the Mangyshlak Peninsula, one of the most famous mosques in Kazakhstan and a sacred place. This tour is designed to visit this particular mosque and will take us only one day. The mosque was built by the famous Sufi, whose name was Karaman-ata in the 8th century. There are three main rooms in the cave, the mosque was built in an already existing natural cave, which was processed from the inside. Additional rooms were cut down in the cave and walls were processed, as well as interior objects such as columns were added so that the roof of the cave would not collapse and be strong.

The Karaman-ata mosque is surrounded by many legends, one of which says that every person who visits the mosque is healed of illnesses and ailments. Also, this mosque is very popular, here you can always meet pilgrims and travelers from all over the world. The mosque is famous for its location on the Mangyshlak peninsula, in addition to the mosque on the peninsula there are other mosques and natural attractions that we will visit when traveling to the mosque.

The route of the pilgrimage to the Karaman-Ata mosque:

Aktau - Zhetybay village - Zhetybay village - Yesen-ata necropolis - Karaman-ata necropolis and underground mosque (XIII - XIX centuries)

  • Distance of the route: 146 km
  • Season time: all year
  • Best time: Summer time
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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