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Mausoleum of Ismail Ata in the village of Turbat

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Mausoleum of Ismail Ata, an architectural monument of the 11th-15th centuries, a sacred sacred place and place of pilgrimage in the Turkestan region. The mausoleum is a beautiful building of ancient architecture, built of red brick, the entrance is made in the form of a portal and an arch, and there is a cone-shaped dome on the roof. Inside the mausoleum there is an altar and an ancient burial place; inscriptions in Arabic known as Arabic script are partially preserved on the walls.

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The Ismail Ata Mausoleum is located in the village of Turbat, Kazygurt district, Turkestan region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
GPS coordinates: 41°45'32"N 69°35'28"E

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The Ismail Ata Mausoleum was erected on the site of the ancient burial place of the mystic, preacher, public figure, and Sufi sheikh Ismail Ata. Ismail was a follower of the famous Khoja Akhmet Yasawi, preached Islam, was engaged in educational and charitable activities, and was a respected and revered person. Ismail Ata also practiced healing and knew how to heal people from illnesses and various ailments with the help of prayer. The Ismail Ata Mausoleum has a height of 5.7 meters, the shape of the dome is made in the shape of a military helmet. The mausoleum was built by order of Amir Timur. The mausoleum is part of architectural and religious complex “Ismail Ata” and is the semantic and compositional center of the entire complex. It was built of square bricks with lime mortar; the mausoleum consists of one room, a portal-dome. The planned composition of the pattern was created by the side rooms of the tombs, connected to the main hall by a rectangular plan. The monument has republican significance and has been under state protection since 1982, and is a place of religious tourism and a place of pilgrimage.

Mausoleum of Ismail Ata in the Turkestan region


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