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 later used in the construction of Samarkand, the capital of the Timurid Empire. Today, it is one of the largest and best-preserved constructions of the Timurid period.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Visit Turkistan en kk ru||208.2km||site_izi|
|Ruins of Sauran||2020||32.2km||site_ao|
|Central Asian Plov Center||2019||231.7km||site_ao|
|Bayzhansay Ghost Town||2017||134.3km||site_ao|
|Palace of the Arts||1962||233.9km||site_brutalism|
|House of Press (today Sharq Publishing)||235.1km||site_brutalism|
|Peoples’ Friendship Palace (today Istiqlol Palace)||234.5km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.