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Day tripping to Turkistan

August 27th 2017
Our original idea was to take a night train from Almaty to Astana, but just before we left NZ we read more about Turkistan and changed our plans. From the 16th to 18th centuries Turkistan was the capital of the Kazakh khans. It is home to the mausoleum of Turkic Muslim holy man, Kozha Akhmed Yasaui, and was built by Timur in the late 14th century. It is Kazakhstan’s greatest architectural monum ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan » Southern Kazakhstan » Shymkent

Kazakhstani Flag Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. D... ... read more
21st May 2018

Enlarging your pics opens the magnificence of this mausoleum to my marvelling eye. Mmm. A worthy addition to our Cathedrals, grand churches, mosques & places of worship thread in the Photography Forum. Check it out.

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