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Jochi Khan Mausoleum

Ancient architecture of the Ulytau region -

Pilgrimage to the mausoleums of Ulytau -

The Mausoleum of Jochi Khan (Joshy Khan) is an ancient architectural monument located 50 km northeast of the city of Zhezkazgan, on the bank of the Karakengir River. The eldest son of Genghis Khan, whose name was Jochi, is buried in the mausoleum. Judging by the symbols preserved on the dome, all the tribes subordinate to Jochi (Oguz, Argyn, Kipchak, Kerey, Naiman, Konyrat, Kangly, etc.) participated in its construction. Presumably, the mausoleum was built in 1228.

How to get there, visit -

The mausoleum of Jochi Khan is located in Ulytau district, Ulytau region, near the village of Malshybai, the bank of the Karakengir River. GPS coordinates: N48°09'19" E67°49'03"

Information -

The mausoleum of Jochi Khan is one of the portal-domed structures. The mausoleum project at its base has a rectangular foundation, the construction material is baked brick. The distinctive part of the building is the front entrance portal, the height of which is 10 meters, the total height of the building is 15 meters, the entrance is oriented to the southwest. The mausoleum is crowned by a beautiful blue dome. Light enters the mausoleum from both sides, from windows located in the walls (35x55 cm). The dome is richly decorated with relief stone bricks. There are no decorations on the inner walls, except for symbols, bricks are laid on the floor. During the visit to the mausoleums, two tombs were discovered. The walls of the tomb were braided with a large brick, and under it-a thin stone brick. The mausoleum of Zhoshy Khan is included in the State List of Historical and Cultural Monuments of republican significance. Since 1999, the mausoleum has been undergoing work to restore the dome and repair the building both inside and outside.

Mausoleum of Jochi Khan in Ulytau region


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