Necropolis "Khan Molasy"
Here rests the ashes of the great khan of the younger zhuz Abulkhair, who managed to unite all Kazakh zhuzes into a single nation.
Until the end of the 1990s, this place in Aktobe region It was a large cemetery that arose in the second half of the 18th century. Numerous archaeological studies were carried out at the site of the necropolis in order to prove the authenticity of the burial of Abulkhair Khan in it. In 2011, scientists from Hungary, based on the DNA of the remains of one of the burials, managed to confirm that they corresponded almost 100 percent to the DNA of the direct and living descendants of the Khan. Moreover, the appearance of Abulkhair Khan himself was recreated.
On the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the founding of the Kazakh Khanate in 2015, a memorial complex was built on the site of the Khan Molasy necropolis, including a memorial stele and a tomb mausoleum. The architectural monument is made of white granite and has a height of 25 meters. The mausoleum is decorated with tribal tamgas of the Kazakh people. Three stelae-banners, soaring up in the center of the complex, symbolize the concept of the activity of Abulkhair Khan, who managed to unite the Kazakh zhuzes. In total, there are about 1000 graves in the Khan Molasy necropolis.
The object is considered a sacred place for pilgrimage, and is also one of the most beautiful architectural structures in Kazakhstan with a real historical basis.
It is curious that the grave of the khan became sacred after, after his death, significant events for the people began to take place near it. For example, there was a sudden death of the enemies of the khan himself, and later representatives of two Kazakh clans were able to escape from the jute in the mazar.
Useful tips for 2021-2022
How to get there?
The Khan Molasy necropolis is located in the Aytekebi district of the Aktobe region, about 80 km southeast of the village of Tolybay and 4 km west of the confluence of the Olkeyek and Kabyrga rivers.
From the city of Aktobe to the village of Tolybai - about 700 km. It is most convenient to first get from Aktobe to the center of Aytekebi district - the village of Temirbek Zhurgenov (former name - Komsomol) by rail. The district center has its own railway station. Then from the station, by local taxi, get to the village of Tolybai, from which the road to the Khan Molasy necropolis still leads far into the steppe. You can also get to the necropolis by personal transport, but you must keep in mind that there is still no good road from the village of Tolybai to the destination. For the same reason, it is recommended to visit the necropolis in the warm season.
Meals and accommodation
Since the path from Aktobe to the necropolis "Khan Molasy" is not close and its last part - from the village of Tolybay, is the most difficult, it is worth considering rest in the regional center - the village of them. Temirbek Zhurgenov. Here you can stay for the night in one of the local hotels located near the railway station. After resting, in the morning you can continue the path to the necropolis. In the district center, as well as in the village of Tolybay, you can stock up on food and water, have lunch in one of the cafes. On the way, a supply of drinking water and prudently prepared light snacks will always come in handy.