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The mausoleum on the grave of the poet and preacher Khoja Ahmed Yasawi is located in the city of Turkestan in South Kazakhstan region. It is the central object of the historical and cultural museum-reserve “Azret Sultan.”

The mausoleum was built on the burial site of the Sufi poet Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, who had great authority among Muslims in the region and had an impact on Islam in Central Asia. The photos were taken by Ilia Afanasieff.

Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful historical and architectural monument

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The second part of photos taken by landscape photographer David Köster during his visit to Kazakhstan in 2014.

David Köster is a travel and landscape photographer based in Germany. In his work he combines haunting perspectives with an atmospheric imagery. For his artistic photographs he has been awarded with several international prizes.

Granite basin in Bektau Ata

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 18

Kazakhstan fall

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This wonderful Orthodox church located in Almaty, in Karasu district (Vysokovoltnaya Street, 37-b) was finished just several years ago, in 2011.

The Church in Honor of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was built in the Byzantine style, the height of the church is 33 meters. The photos were taken by Sergey Terekhov.

The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Almaty, Kazakhstan, photo 1

beautiful church

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The cave mosque Shakpak Ata

The underground mosque of Shakpak Ata is a unique place, one of the most impressive monuments of Mangystau, the peninsula located on the east coast of the Caspian Sea (Mangystau region).

This mosque is one of the most ancient monuments of Islamic architecture. Also, it has some links with cave temples of ancient religions: Zoroastrianism (fire worship), Hinduism, Buddhism and early Christianity. The photos were taken by Denis Frantsouzov.

Shakpak Ata cave mosque, Kazakhstan, photo 1

unique mosque

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Kazakhstan has a great variety of unique places attracting people from all over the world. You can enjoy amazing landscapes and take a lot of beautiful pictures.

For example, landscape photographer David Köster visited Kazakhstan for the first time in 2014. He was looking for spectacular, but not too mainstream nature locations and he was overwhelmed by the natural beauty of Kazakhstan. Let’s look at a small selection of his pictures captured during the trip.

Tuzkoel Salt Lake

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 1

autumn in Kazakhstan

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Some places in Kazakhstan are truly unearthly

Kazakhstan continues to amaze us with its unique scenery. Of course, a lot depends on the photographer’s skill too. But when these two things come together, the result is simply stunning.

Just look at this fantastic unearthly picture taken by Sergey Terekhov. He called it “The Marsh of Space Explorers”.

Unearthly view, Kazakhstan

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Happy New Year 2015 !

May this year brings all the desired success and happiness in your life that you can cherish always. Wish you a successful and prosperous 2015!

Happy New Year 2015 !

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The New Year holidays in Astana and Almaty

Let’s feel the atmosphere of the New Year holidays reigning on the streets of the two largest cities of Kazakhstan – Astana and Almaty. Photos from voxpopuli.kz.

Astana – the capital city of Kazakhstan

The New Year holidays in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, photo 1

New Year in Kazakhstan

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Lake Kaindy is a popular tourist destination located in one of the gorges of Kungei Alatau in Almaty region, at an altitude of 2000 meters. Despite the low temperature of the water, the lake is popular among divers.

The maximum depth of the lake was 21 meters in 2014. In Kazakh “Kaindy” means “a lot of birches.” There is a large birch grove located nearby. The lake was formed by an earthquake in 1910. Photo by Sergey Terekhov

Lake Kaindy, Almaty region, Kazakhstan

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November 28, 2014, Almaty hosted the beauty contest “Miss Kazakhstan 2014”. Thirty-three beauties from all over the country took part in the final stage of the competition.

Unlike many other countries around the world, participation in the contest was free. Due to it, a lot of contenders had a real opportunity to win the title of the most beautiful girl of Kazakhstan. Photos from voxpopuli.kz

The Beauty Contest Miss Kazakhstan 2014, photo 1

Kazakhstan beauties

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