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Kaffal ash-Shash mausoleum

Kaffal ash-Shash mausoleum
Kaffal ash-Shash mausoleum

Mausoleum of the Holy Imam in Tashkent.

Bewitching Tashkent sightseeing with the path to Medieval

Kaffal ash-Shash mausoleum was built in the honor of Imam Abu Bakr al Kaffal (904-976) in 1541 above the grave by khanate architect Gulyam Huseyn but unfortunately the vault has not preserved the original structure.

This vault of the saint attracts one's attention with an unusual architectural approach has been applied. Belonging to Medieval the construction of mausoleum differs from ordinary Muslim architectural style. Entrance portal is directed not towards Mecca, it has north direction. Besides this unique decoration with oriental majolica create charming atmosphere for every visitor. It is a place where many believers are gathered.


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