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Masat Ata Mosque

Jeep tour from the village of Ushtagan to the Masat Ata mosque -

Trip from Aktau to the village of Ushtagan -

Masat Ata is an underground mosque, an architectural monument of the X-XIX century, a sacred sacred place, a place of pilgrimage on the Mangyshlak peninsula. The mosque consists of cut-down rooms in the rock and is part of the Masat-Ata necropolis. Inside, the mosque looks like a Kazakh yurt, the shanyrak replaces a light hole in the rock, made so that sunlight gets inside, the main corridor is directed towards Mecca. Gutters have been carved above the flagstone in front of the mosque, and a well has been dug at its confluence. The underground mosque and necropolis were taken under state protection at the republican level in 1982.

How to get there, visit -

Masat Ata Mosque is located 8 kilometers from the village of Sauskan, 19 kilometers from the village of Ushtagan, 17 kilometers from the village of Sazdy. Mangistau district, Mangistau region, Republic of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates: 43°41'35"N 52°52'55"E

Information -

The Masat Ata necropolis appeared here after the construction of the Masat Ata underground mosque and is a complex of ancient tombs of different periods. The whole complex is a sacred place, it is always crowded here, pilgrims and travelers come every day. Masat Ata was a warrior and a mullah, preached Islam, and engaged in educational activities. Masat Ata was a very famous man, participated in the formation of Islam on the peninsula, a hero, defended his country from enemies. According to legend, Masat Ata died at the hands of enemies when he was praying, vile enemies crept up on him when he was defenseless and reciting a prayer and committed their atrocity. Since then, the mosque has always been kept in order, there is a man here, also a mullah, who keeps order and receives pilgrims.

Masat Ata Underground Mosque and necropolis in Mangystau region


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