Mausoleums of Jochi Khan, Alasha Khan, and Dombauyl
These are important historical monuments of medieval architecture of Kazakhstan.
The mausoleum of Jochi Khan was erected at the burial site of Jochi, Genghis Khan's first-born son. The mausoleum has a rectangular shape, and includes an arch and a double turquoise dome. Its architectural composition is simple and somewhat minimalist.
The rectangular-shaped mausoleum of Alasha Khan is made of bricks and wood. There are several legends regarding Alasha Khan, but many scholars agree that this man was rather a legendary character, not a historical one. His name is associated with the unity of the Turkic people. The front side of the mausoleum is decorated with terracotta tiles, and the walls are adorned with geometric ornament.
The mausoleum of Dombauyl, with its yurt-like structure, is no less interesting from the architectural point of view. There are also many theories about Dombauyl. Many assume that he was a folklore hero. The intricate mausoleum is made of sedimentary rocks and has a very strong foundation, which is not typical for such buildings in the region.
All three mausoleums are the cultural and historical heritage of the Kazakh steppes.