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Akuyek Necropolis

Travel from the villages of Shetpe and Ushtagan from Aktau city -

Excursions and pilgrimages to the necropolises of Mangystau -

Akuyek is a necropolis of the XVII century, a sacred sacred place, a place of pilgrimage on the Mangyshlak peninsula. The necropolis is small, located on a small elevation, so the object can be seen from afar from the main plateau. The main building on the necropolis, the mausoleum building, which was restored in 1980, by M. Nurkabayev, is a square building with a dome on the roof, the mausoleum building is very beautiful and built of local white rock. On the Akuyek necropolis, you can see such monuments as kulpytasy, koytasy, sandyktas, all necropolises of Kazakhstan consist of just such monuments with the same architecture.

How to get there, visit -

Akuyek Necropolis is located 17 kilometers from the village of Shetpe, Mangistau district, Mangistau region, Republic of Kazakhstan.

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The Akuyek necropolis is also famous for the fact that the mausoleum of Tazhike, built in 1925, is located on the necropolis. The craftsmen who built the mausoleum are two famous masters of the Mangistau region, O. Karazhusupov and O. Kyrimkulov. The mausoleum of Tazhike is very beautiful, inside and outside the mausoleums are decorated with various kinds of ornaments, in different colors, there is an altar inside the mausoleum, the interior of the mausoleum is also very beautiful, you need to take a flashlight with you to see it, since it is very dark in the mausoleums. The exterior of the Tazhike mausoleum is decorated with contour carvings, colorful multicolored paintings, and has a low small entrance to the mausoleum. Pilgrims can be found in the mausoleums.

Akuyek Necropolis and Tazhike Mausoleum in Mangistau region


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