About Turkistan

Turkistan, is a city and the administrative center of Turkistan Region of Kazakhstan, near the Syr Darya river. It is situated 160 km (100 mi) north-west of Shymkent on the Trans-Aral Railway between Kyzylorda to the north and Tashkent to the south.


  • Hanaka (mausoleum) dated by late 15th century on the tomb of the famous Sufi Khoja Ahmed Yasawi;
  • Arystan Baba Mausoleum;
  • Azret-Sultan Reserve Museum;
  • Tombs of the Kazakh khans - Esim-Khan, Ablai-Khan, Abulkhair-Khan and others, Kazybek Bey - one of the creators of the code of Kazakh laws "Zhety Zhargy" and other state political, military, and religious figures who contributed to the establishment of Kazakh statehood;
  • Railway station (1905) - architectural monument.
  • Botanical Garden

There are also many other Islamic sights in the historical center of Turkestan: underground Hilvet Mosque (XII century), Museum of Juma Mosque (XVIII century), Museum of Oriental Bath and the Museum of History of Turkestan, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Mausoleum of Rabiya Sultan Begim of XV century.

The city of Turkestan celebrated its 1500th anniversary in 2000.

Source Ч Wikipedia

Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Mausoleum of Arystan Baba