Esmambet Ata Necropolis
Holy places of the Mangyshlak Peninsula -
Pilgrimage to the necropolis of Esmambet Ata -
Esmambet Ata is a mausoleum, a necropolis of the XVIII - XIX centuries, a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage on the Mangyshlak peninsula. The place is sacred and revered, you can always meet pilgrims here, here you can read a prayer, be filled with spiritual forces and spiritual insight. The mausoleum is an ancient structure, there is no exact date of construction, there is an approximate dating from which-to-which time period the building was built. The necropolis is located near the shore of the Caspian Sea, it is incredibly beautiful here, if desired, after visiting the mausoleum, you can go and swim in the waters of the Caspian Sea.
How to get there, visit –
The mausoleum of Esmambet Ata (necropolis) is located on the shore of the Caspian Sea in the Mangistau region, Tupkaragan district, Mangyshlak peninsula.
GPS coordinates: N43°51' 37.20" E51°3' 56.29"
The necropolis of Esmambet ata is very popular among pilgrims and travelers in Mangyshlak. Traveling around the peninsula, we will visit all its holy places, including this mausoleum. Esmambet Ata was a holy man, preached Islam, was a respected man. The monument was investigated in 1981 and registered and later included in the list of monuments of culture and history of Kazakhstan. The leader of the expedition was S. Zhunisova, an archaeologist and researcher of ancient structures. A new building stylized as a small white mosque has been built on the site of the Esmambet Ata necropolis, the building is very beautiful and can be seen from afar. Also, on the territory of the necropolis there are many ancient monuments, burials, which are called koytas, saganatamams and kulpytas.
Necropolis, mausoleum of Esmambet Aa in Mangistau region, Kazakhstan