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Tour to the necropolis of Sisem-Ata

Ancient monuments of Mangyshlak

Photo tours of the monuments of Mangistau

Sisem-Ata is an ancient necropolis, a place of pilgrimage, a sacred place, located on the Mangyshlak peninsula, and is also an architectural landmark of the region. The necropolis belongs to the XIII-beginning of the XX century. Sisem-ata was a local respected person, he spread Islam in the region, was quite famous and revered among the local population. According to one of the legends, Sisem-ata was a student of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, the great Sufi philosopher. Sisem-ata belongs to the Kazakh family Adai.

The Sisem-Ata necropolis is an outstanding memorial and religious, architectural, historical and cultural complex of the Aral-Caspian region, the whole of Kazakhstan and is one of the largest monuments of the Eurasian steppe. The monument, in which many famous personalities of the region are buried, is of particular importance for the history and culture of the Mangistau and Ustyurt regions, it is a unique set of achievements of the Kazakh people in the field of architecture and stone carving. The complex, which has the status of a monument of history and culture of republican significance, should be considered one of the most important objects of the "sacred geographical" places of the East Caspian region.
GPS coordinates of the Sisem-Ata necropolis: 44°37′15″N 53°35′00″E

Route of the pilgrimage to the necropolis of Sisem ata:

Aktau - Zhetybay village - Yesen ata necropolis - Shetpe village - Manaty pass - Sayutek village - Sisem ata necropolis (XI - XII centuries)

  • Distance of the route: 332 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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