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Magnificient building

Recently built, this mosque is a very impressive building. It is somewhat controversial as it seems... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
OneAddictedTraveler
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Impressive

Despite being a recent construct (2004), the mosque has to be seen to be fully comprehended... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kiwinagaz
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Canberra, Australia
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M37, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently built, this mosque is a very impressive building. It is somewhat controversial as it seems to celebrate Turkmenistan's first president, who is buried in an adjacent mausoleum. The mosque has quotations from the president's writing incorporated in stone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being a recent construct (2004), the mosque has to be seen to be fully comprehended. Outside the mosque you’ll come through the mausoleum to the first President, his father (who died in World War Two) and his mother and two brothers (all killed in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely stunning. I’ve travelled Central Asia extensively and this was one of the most beautiful. It holds up to 20,000 people.

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This stunning mosque is the biggest in Cental Asia. You can also visit a mausoleum of the first President while you there. Built by the French company it is truly an architectural masterpiece, both inside and outside. You can see it from the plane as...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is one of the most impressive architectural landmarks of modern Turkmenistan. The mosque is built officially in rememberance of the victims of the devastating earthquake of 1948 (which claimed lives of mother and two brothers of the first President of modern Turkmenistan). For a...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Probably the most beautiful mosque I've ever seen! It's already great from the inside, but the inside is absolutely stunning!!

Thank Tobias K
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The mosque is not in Ashgabat but about half an hours drive away. It is a huge structure and can be seen from locations in the capital and from ancient Nisa. On the site is also the mausoleum of Saparmurat Niyazov the former dictator. You...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Gypjak Mosque is cavernous and beautiful and well lit with a giant chandelier and light from side windows reflecting off the golden dome and light walls. The Mihrab has red and white marble striping and Turkmen carpets cover the floor from wall to wall. When...More

Thank M A
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Gypjak Mosque is outstanding, with a wonderful gold dome. Inside the ceiling is spectacular. The mosque has sufficient space for 13,000, so the proportions are stupendous.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This mosque is vast and could accommodate a large number of worshippers. The toilets alone are impressive. We were there when the carpet was being replaced although the previous one didn't look worn. It is of course mainly white marble, what else in this city,...More

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