"Shakpak-ata" cave mosque
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"Shakpak-ata" cave mosque

Shakpak-ata mosque is a very impressive monument of Mangystau and bears the name of a Kazakh elder who could cure any disease
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Mangystau region

"Shakpak-ata" cave mosque

Shakpak-ata mosque is a very impressive monument of Mangystau and bears the name of a Kazakh elder who could cure any disease

Shakpak-ata mosque is a very impressive monument of Mangystau and bears the name of a Kazakh elder who could cure any disease. The interior of the mosque is striking in its purest whiteness, because its premises are cut down thicker than chalk rock. Because of this, coming here, you immediately feel the special atmosphere of an ancient shrine. The structure of the temple consists of several original halls, each of which is connected by common passages. There is a spiral stone staircase leading to a pavilion located on a flat cliff. Picturesque drawings of various eras are depicted on the walls, and the central part and vaults are decorated with epigraphy of Arabic writing.

Despite such an unusual structure and location, the mosque is regularly visited by believers, pilgrims and simply interested people not only from Kazakhstan, but from all over the world who are interested in the culture and history of this amazing country.

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