Welcome to Turkestan


Turkestan was already an important trade and religious centre when the revered Sufi teacher and mystical poet Kozha Akhmed Yasaui came to live here in the 12th century. Yasaui was born at Sayram, probably in 1103, underwent ascetic Sufi training in Bukhara, then lived in Turkestan, dying here about 1166. He founded the Yasauia Sufi order and had the gift of communicating his understanding to ordinary people through poems and sermons in a Turkic vernacular, a major reason for his enduring popularity.

Turkestan makes an ideal base for day trips to Sauran and Otrar.


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$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

World Famous Mausoleum in Turkestan City, 1 Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan, South Kazakhstan ProvinceThe Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi inside and outside, as well as medieval Bathhouse, Underground Ancient Sufi Mosque, City Citadel, other Ancient Historical Burial Mausoleums. Duration: 3 hours

$89.80 Private & Custom Tours

Majestic Putrajaya Tour with Boat Cruise and Set Lunch

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya takes approximately 50 minutes. Putrajaya is the new administrative centre of the Federal Government of Malaysia, just like Washington DC in the USA. Putrajaya Government Centre reflects the very best in city planning and architectural landscaping to realise a vibrant city of tomorrow. Next proceed to Putra Jaya Government Centre, there are numerous new government complexes located in this new township. Then we you will take a 40 minute "boat cruise" at Putrajaya Lake while viewing some imposing structures in Putrajaya such as the Pinkish Putra Mosque standing beside Dataran Putra and various bilding and bridge designs with architectural elements from Turkestan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. Another eye-catching building is the Prime Minister’s office – Putra Perdana. Then, set at the end of a sheltered wooden path, right beside the Putrajaya Lake, dine in a restaurant with 5 course set lunch that embraces resort-style dining in Polynesian architecture amidst the lush greenery of Taman Botani.