Shakpak Ata Cave Mosque
Mosque

Shakpak Ata Cave Mosque

Shakpak Ata Mosque bears the name of a Kazakh elder who was said to cure any disease.
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1 day

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Free

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Mangystau province

Shakpak Ata Cave Mosque

Shakpak Ata Mosque bears the name of a Kazakh elder who was said to cure any disease.

The inner walls of the mosque are white, because it is cut inside a chalk rock. The mosque consists of several halls, all of them are connected by passages. There is a spiral stone staircase leading to a pavilion located on a flat cliff. Rock carvings of various eras are depicted on the walls, while the central part and the ceiling are decorated with Arabic writings.

Owing to such an unusual rock-cut structure and location, the mosque is regularly visited by pilgrims and tourists not only from Kazakhstan, but from all over the world.

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