Capturing the hearts and attention of visitors, the unique structure of the Mausoleum was built in the late 14th century. It was built above the iconic tomb, becoming a sacred site in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Built by the Great Timurlane, the one-of-a-kind structure was centred around the Mausoleum of Khoja Akhmed Yassaui. It quickly became a place of faith and religion, with many Muslims seeing it as a ‘second mecca’, visiting from afar to make a pilgrimage. It has since gone from being designed as a memorial to Yassawi, to becoming one of Central Asia’s most commonly visited locations for worship.
Its unique architecture and design has captivated the attention of those from around the world, boasting beautiful decor, patterned designs on ceilings and unique and eye-catching tiling throughout.
Undergoing numerous renovations in its time, the building is structurally sound and continues to look attractive, despite facing challenges in its history. Some of the Mausoleum of the Ahmed Yassavi’s biggest restoration works took place between 1370 and 1405, however there has been a continued effort to preserve its structure and keep it a place for worship. This preservation means it will continue to be a location which future generations are able to visit.