Gypjak Mosque, Ashgabat

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Admire a magnificent gilded dome surrounded by four 91 m (298 ft) tall minarets plated with white marble at Gypjak Mosque, a modern mosque in Gypjak village in the vicinity of the capital. Explore huge marble colonnades around the mosque and stroll around a large paved square flanked by two fountains. The main hall, covered with handmade rugs, can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. Officially called Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque, the structure features depictions of the Qur’an and the Book of the Soul on its walls. A mausoleum with the tomb of the country’s first president, Saparmurat Niyazov, lies within the complex. Some 7 km (4.3 mi) west of downtown Ashgabat on the M27 highway, this must-see sight is definitely worth the drive. For Gypjak Mosque and beyond, use our Ashgabat day trip tool to get the most from your Ashgabat vacation.
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  • Beautiful structure, huge bright interior laid out with large carpets. Beautiful outdoor facilities with plenty of water. Friendly guardian, photography was possible without restriction. NB: Good parking.
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  • Great to be able to visit a mosque without a lot the regulations. This was the only mosque we saw in the whole of Ashgabat and it apparently only fills up on special occasions. Both the mosque and mau...  more »
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  • Beautiful golden mosque and on side is first President resting tomb.
  • Masha allah very nice mosque, Turmenistan is beautiful country.
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