Gypjak Mosque
Gypjak Mosque
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Retired_Miami
Miami, FL347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
This is the mausoleum and mosque that is fit for a President who thinks he was above God or a religion. He wrote a book that offended a religion saying that he was higher than God and his book is the only one people need. He desecrated the mosque by writing his sayings on the walls of this largest mosque in Central Asia. There is more gold here in the huge golden cupola and 4 tall minarets than in Fort Knox. Our guide told us this mosque is used once a year. If you remember the saying, "You Can't Take It With You", this president sure tried. It is a fabulous stop. There are so many workers here cleaning the floors, walls, restrooms, fountains, gardens, etc. Everyone's mother should be honored and her remains saved in a resting place as this mausoleum next to the mosque.
Written 26 October 2014
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AlistairBurrow
Glasgow, UK136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
"The Spiritual Mosque of Turkmanbashi" is a recent construction in much the same vein as other monuments and buildings in Ashgabat, although this is outside the city in the small village where the first President of the Republic was born. White marble, golden dome, four minarets 91 metres high (referencing the year of Independence 1991), opulent interior which can hold 10,000 worshippers comfortably and could squeeze in twice that number. No one else present when we visited - does it ever cater for worship with its out of town location in a secular Islamic state?

Situated next door is the Mausoleum to Turkmenistan's first President, where he is buried alongside memorial slabs to his father (died in the Great Patriotic War), his mother and an older and a younger brother (who all died in the 1948 Earthquake). Again opulent white marble and stunning interior.
Written 22 August 2019
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yvonne w
Warrington, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
White marble at its best. a very beautiful Mosque the detail is stunning. surrounded by lovely water features.
Written 1 July 2019
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T3165SUjeff
Fort Lauderdale, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
The Gypjak Mosque is a true hi-lite of a visit to Ashgabat. It should not be missed. Perfect symmetry is the word here. Also the adjoining mausoleum of the 1st president and his family was quite interesting. I've visited it many times leading my tours here, and it always amazes me and my clients . Jeff garrett
Written 29 October 2018
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myle tan
Romblon Island, Philippines272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a big mosque with nice ornate tiles and inscriptions of allah everywhere. It's a nice place to drop by and take pictures
Written 26 December 2019
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Rolf R
Laatzen, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Business
Overwhelming hospitality. Excellent team and great job in the field of pediatric urology. Excellent condition of hospital. Ashgabat is an astonishing white marble city, good to look at.
Written 30 November 2019
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Gypjak mosque is a few kilometers north east of Ashgabat on the M37 highway. We visited here as part of a pre-arranged tour. We had first seen the mosque from the hills of the "Old Nisa" attraction. The mosque dominates the small city of Kipchak, where the former president was born. The mosque is white, with four minarets and a huge golden dome. All the minarets are topped with gold plating. We thought that the fountains at the base of the steps leading up to the mosque were the most beautiful area.

Inside the mosque is spectacular. The thick brown carpet and extensive use of golden chandeliers for lighting was very impressive. The patterns on the underside of the central dome was probably the best feature. The mosque seemed to be more ceremonial than in practical use, although there were two worshippers when we visited. To the right of the mosque is a mausoleum for the previous President and members of his family. There were five graves which showed the deceased names and years of their lives.

To the right of the mosque, a few minutes walk, was an area of military monuments, but we were unable to visit these as we were short on time. I would advise visiting this mosque with a tour of Nisa and Geok Tepe, as all these attractions are out of town or near to the highway heading out of town.
Written 29 August 2019
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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,967 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Gypjak Mosque, also known as Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque, is built in the small town where the first president was born, about 20 minutes drive outside of Ashgabat at the main road leading to Goekdepe – which has another must see mosque and museum – and Turkmenbashi. The very impressive mosque was constructed in 2004, in remembrance of the victims of the devastating earthquake in 1948. It is probably the largest mosque in Central Asia with a capacity for 10000 worshippers. Photos can be taken, inside and outside.

Next to the mosque is the equally stunning mausoleum where the remains of the first president of modern Turkmenistan and his family rest, his father who was killed in WW2, and his mother and 2 brothers all killed in the devastating earthquake in 1948. The mausoleum is guarded by 3 soldiers, no photo taking allowed.
Written 21 January 2019
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mahme
Monte-Carlo, Monaco821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
A must see just to see the Turkmen writing on the facade as opposed to arab.

Otherwise, similar architecture to mosques you find in Turkey.

Also interesting to see the mausoleum nearby.
Written 6 December 2018
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Recently built, this mosque is a very impressive building. It is somewhat controversial as it seems to celebrate Turkmenistan's first president, who is buried in an adjacent mausoleum. The mosque has quotations from the president's writing incorporated in stone.
Written 17 October 2018
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