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Uytoly Ata Underground Mosque

Jeep tru from the village of Taushik to the underground mosque of Uytoly -

Underground mosques of the Ustyurt plateau in Kazakhstan -

Uytoly Ata is an underground mosque of the XVIII century, an architectural monument, a sacred and sacred place, a place of pilgrimage in the Mangystau region. The mosque is part of the Uytoly necropolis and consists of cave-type rooms cut into the rock. There is not much information about this object, it is unknown when and by whom this mosque was built. The Uytola Mosque consists of 4 rooms, and there are many inscriptions on the walls around the entrance.

How to get there, visit -

The underground mosque of Uytoly Ata is located 3 kilometers from the village of Taushik (Tauchik), Sarykaspak locality, Mangistau district, Mangistau region, Republic of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates: 44°20'33"N 51°18'38"E

Information -

The Uytoly Ata mosque is carved out of chalk and clay rocks, there is a well in the mosque, but there is no water in the well. Perhaps the mosque became abandoned after the water disappeared from the well. The interior layout of the rooms in the mosque has a cruciform appearance. The mosque is very popular, you can always meet travelers in the Mangystau region and pilgrims here. The central room in the mosque has a vaulted shape, there is a light hole on the ceiling, the Uytoly Ata mosque is similar in design to another underground mosque Shakpak-Ata. The mosque is an object of historical and cultural heritage and is protected by the state. This mosque is in disrepair, the object needs urgent restoration, strengthening of the walls, it is necessary to make a convenient approach to the mosque, etc.

The underground mosque of Uytoly Ata in the Mangystau region


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