Antiquities of Kazakhstan — Asia Travel

75_1601151500-year-old city of Turkestan became popular thanks to the sermons of the famous sufisheyha, an outstanding poet and humanist of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi called Hazrat Sultan. In ancient times the city was known as Jassi. Theological School, founded by Yassavi attracted eager knowledge from neighboring cities and remote steppes of Kazakhstan. The city became the most important Enlightenment Center in Kazakhstan. The memorial complex, which appeared on the tomb of the great Yassavi become one of the most visited places in Central Asia. At the end of the XIV century Turkestan acquired a unique facility — a wide complex of buildings around the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed, built the great Timur. In the Muslim world, the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed is the second Mecca