Mausoleum “Arystan- Bab”
Arystan- bab was the spiritual mentor of Khoja Ahmet Yassawi
One of the holiest places in the Turkestan region is the mausoleum Arystan- Bab, founded in the 12th century. Arystan- bab was the spiritual mentor of Khoja Ahmet Yassawi, and also, according to legend, an associate of the Prophet Muhammad.
The construction of the mausoleum has a non-standard external structure: the tower-minarets, from where the Adhan traditionally sounds, are similar to the observation towers, and the most striking feature is the so-called “portal” - a wide arch in which Islamic culture intertwined with the motives of European and Russian architecture. There is a tomb with parts of the ancient mazars and a memorial mosque. The ancient handwritten Koran is an important merit of the mausoleum Arystan- Bab and the symbol of medieval calligraphic art.
The beauty of spiritual places is impossible to convey in words – you should to see and feel this powerful energy. The mausoleum of Arystan- Baba will undoubtedly leave in the memory of everyone the warmest memories, giving inner peace and a lot of pleasant emotions.