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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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