Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
It is a significant monument both to faith and architectural achievement.
This world-famous mausoleum, located in the Turkistan Province, was built in honor of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, an outstanding Muslim leader and poet. This sacred place is considered "The Little Mecca", for it attracts many pilgrims. This monumental building, 39 m (128 ft) high, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 35 rooms, including a library full of ancient books, Hilvet Underground Mosque, a bathhouse, a room for blessing newborns. In the central room, there is ancient Tai-Kazan, a bronze ritual cauldron where water was poured for Muslims to drink after Friday prayer.
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi is a place of great religious and cultural impotance. This is a must-see destination for everyone who comes to the Turkestan Region.