Aisha Bibi and Babaji Khatun Mausoleums
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Aisha Bibi and Babaji Khatun Mausoleums

These two buildings, shrouded in legends, are located near the city of Taraz.
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Jambyl province

Aisha Bibi and Babaji Khatun Mausoleums

These two buildings, shrouded in legends, are located near the city of Taraz.

Aisha Bibi and Babaji Khatun Mausoleums are the jewels of the Jambyl Province. These are monuments of medieval architecture dating back to the 11-12 centuries.

According to the legend, orphaned Aisha Bibi was Karakhan's beloved, but her guardian did not consent to the marriage, so the desperate girl ran away from home and soon received a deadly snake bite. Then grieving Karakhan erected a memorial tomb at the place of her death, but unfortunately there is no exact information about who was the architect. Babaji Khatun was a faithful fellow traveler and teacher of the deceased - she began to guard the mausoleum, and after her death she was buried beside Aisha.

Aisha Bibi Mausoleum has a unique structure, being the only architectural monument in the country, fully lined with terracotta tiles. And the mausoleum of Babaji Khatun is peculiar for its outstanding ribbed umbrella-shaped dome, which is also unique for medieval architecture. Now the mausoleums draw a lot of travelers and pilgrims. There is always an atmosphere of tranquility and peace.

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