City Akimat


Administrative building.

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Nearby Kazakhstan attractions

1. Taraz Regional Museum


The pride and joy of what is one of Kazakhstan's best local museums is the domed rear building housing an unusually impressive collection of balbals …

3. Karakhan Mausoleum

0.46 MILES

A wooded park on Ybyraev, 700m east of Dostyk alany, is a reconstruction of this small but important medieval mausoleum. It houses cloth-covered…

4. Reconstructed Medieval Mosque

0.51 MILES

This is a modern reconstruction of the 9th- to-12th-century mosque in which Aulie-Ata, a revered Karakhanid potentate, is believed to have prayed, but you…

5. Dauitbek Mausoleum

0.53 MILES

The reconstructed Dauitbek Mausoleum, built for a 13th-century Mongol viceroy, is said to have been built lopsided in revenge for the man’s infamous…

6. Shakhristan Market

0.89 MILES

For a taste of the bazaar atmosphere for which Taraz used to be celebrated, have a wander round busy Shakhristan Market, across the road from the now…

7. Aysha-Bibi & Babazha-Katun Mausoleums

9.68 MILES

In Aysha-Bibi village, 16km west of Taraz, are the tombs of two 11th- or 12th-century women, legendary protagonists of a local Romeo and Juliet tale. The…

8. Akyrtas

21.94 MILES

Lovers of mysterious, remote ruins should venture out to Akyrtas – Kazakhstan's Stonehenge – on the steppe 6km south of Aksholak village. What you'll find…