Tours of historical and cultural monuments of Mangystau -
Historical monuments on Mangyshlak -
Koshkar-Ata is an ancient necropolis, a mausoleum, as well as this area, where the necropolis is called the city of the dead, is located 17 kilometers from the city of Aktau. The necropolis is a place of pilgrimage and a sacred place of the Mangystau region, the place is located near the shore of the Caspian Sea. The necropolis is a large territory on which monuments and structures of the ancient era have been preserved.
How to get there, visit -
The Koshkar-Ata necropolis is located in the Mangystau region near the city of Aktau, Tupkaragan district, Akshukur village. The distance from Aktau city to Koshkar-Ata Necropolis is 20 km.
GPS coordinates: N43°46'43" E51°04'39"
The mausoleum of Koshkar-Ata is a domed structure dating from the XVII-XVIII centuries. The mausoleum is named after Koshkar ata, one of the sages who conveyed to the people the words of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi about wisdom. The domed mausoleums of Mangystau are distinguished by their originality and beauty. Some of them are real architectural masterpieces, their completeness, the clarity of each line, each part gives a person the impression of interest.
The legend of Koshkar-Ata -
Koshkar-Ata was a Sufi who lived on the territory of Mangyshlak in the XII century, they say he understood the language of animals. Perhaps that is why the tombstone has become popular among people all over the world. Today it is difficult to separate truth from fiction. However, there is no doubt that a great man named Koshkar ata lived in Mangistau.
Koshkar-Ata necropolis in Mangystau region