Place Turkistan

Turkistan , is a city and the administrative center of Turkistan Region of Kazakhstan, near the Syr Darya river. It is situated 160 km north-west of Shymkent on the Trans-Aral Railway between Kyzylorda to the north and Tashkent to the south. Its population has increased within ten years from 102,505 to 142,899 . Turkistan’s most prominent historical and cultural asset is the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is served by Hazrat Sultan International Airport.
In 2021, Turkistan was proclaimed by the Turkic Council as “Spiritual Capital of the Turkic World”. In the same year, Turkistan was named as one of the top ten tourist destinations in Kazakhstan.

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Atlas Obscura 2020
Ruins of Sauran

Discover Ruins of Sauran in Sauran, Kazakhstan: This was once the largest city in Kazakhstan, and a major stop on the Silk Road.

World Heritage Site 2016
Western Tien-Shan

The transnational property is located in the Tien-Shan mountain system, one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. Western Tien-Shan ranges in altitude from 700 to 4,503 m. It features diverse landscapes, which are home to exceptionally rich biodi…

World Heritage Site 2003
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, in the town of Yasi, now Turkestan, was built at the time of Timur (Tamerlane), from 1389 to 1405. In this partly unfinished building, Persian master builders experimented with architectural and structural solutions …

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