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Kyzylsu Necropolis

Architectural and historical sights of Mangystau -

Jeep tour of Mangyshlak necropolises from Fort Shevchenko -

Kyzylsu is a necropolis of the beginning of the XIX century, a sacred sacred place, a cult complex of ancient graves, a place of pilgrimage in the Mangystau region. The necropolis consists of such monuments as ushtas, bestas, koytas, sarcophagi-sandyktas. The Kyzylsu necropolis is also famous for the fact that Boran's mausoleum is located in its center. The necropolis is located on an elevation, it can be seen from afar, the necropolis is popular, pilgrims and travelers come here on the Mangyshlak peninsula. The Kazakh people honor their deceased ancestors; therefore, necropolises are considered sacred places.

How to get there, visit -

The Kyzylsu necropolis is located 21 kilometers from the village of Senek, Karakiyansky district, Mangystau region, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Information -

The Kyzylsu necropolis is built of limestone-sandstone, a local rock, the stone blocks are well processed and decorated with various kinds of ornaments very beautiful and unusual in nature. The Boran Mausoleum, which is located in the center of the necropolis, is a square small building built in the style of a Kazakh military helmet with a dome on top, the architect of this structure is architect Nurniyaz Izbasaruly. There are also other mausoleums here, but only one of them is considered ancient, others were built in our time, but their style is based on ancient structures and built in the style of our ancient ancestors. In 1982, the Kyzyltas necropolis was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of the Kazakh SSR of republican significance and taken under state protection.

Kyzylsu Necropolis in Mangystau region, Mangyshlak peninsula


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