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The Sarmatian temple-sanctuary of Kyzyluyik

Religious monuments and sanctuaries of Kazakhstan -

Sarmatian monuments in Aktobe region -

Kyzyluyik is an ancient temple, an architectural monument of the I-III century BC, a sacred sacred place, a place of pilgrimage, one of the few preserved ancient temple complexes of the Aktobe region. This wonderful Kyzyluyik temple, which has more than two thousand years of history, is the largest architectural work of the Sarmatian period between the Aral and Caspian seas. After studying the temple, it was found that the temple was dedicated to the shamanic religion, the worship of the sun and the goddess of war.

How to get there, visit -

The Kyzyluyik sanctuary is located 55 kilometers from the village of Diyar, 180 kilometers from the village of Bozoy, on the hill of Uyyk, Togyzzhar tract, Bayganinsky district, Aktobe region, Republic of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates: 46°19'13"N 56°28'50"E

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The Kyzyluyik temple is a round monument with a diameter of 14-15 meters, has a preserved wall height of five to six meters. The temple was two-tiered. After research conducted at the site of the temple, it was found that there was a dome over 2 meters high above the temple. On the upper floor, religious festivals and offerings were held on certain days of the year. The structure of the complex includes the main religious building, altars, stone sculptures in the shape of a man and an alley of tombs. During excavations at the site, arrows, earrings, buttons, bracelets, belts (buckles) were found. Researchers claim that during the temple ceremony, people threw their valuables around the temple and in its center. No one has the right to take and use abandoned valuables, so things were found in abundance within the temple.

Kyzyluyik Sanctuary in Aktobe region


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