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A must see just to see the Turkmen writing on the facade as opposed to arab. Otherwise, similar... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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The Gypjak Mosque is a true hi-lite of a visit to Ashgabat. It should not be missed. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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M37, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

A must see just to see the Turkmen writing on the facade as opposed to arab. Otherwise, similar architecture to mosques you find in Turkey. Also interesting to see the mausoleum nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Gypjak Mosque is a true hi-lite of a visit to Ashgabat. It should not be missed. Perfect symmetry is the word here. Also the adjoining mausoleum of the 1st president and his family was quite interesting. I've visited it many times leading my tours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank T3165SUjeff
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kiwinagaz
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tatami T
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wowmor
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!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank M A
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4 December 2018|
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Entrance to the Gypjak mosque is free of charge