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Tour to mosque Shopan ata.

Tours to Mangyshlak from Moscow.

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior” 

 Confucius.

The short description of route of pilgrim trip:

Aktau – Zhanaozen - saint tomb Kostam - necropolis and underground mosque Shopan ata (XIII c.c.).

Extension of route: 206 km
Seasonallity: from April 1, 30st till September.
 The best time for travel: April, May, September.
Duration of tour: 1 day.

The detailed program of pilgrim trip to mosque and nekropolis Shopan ata:

Tours to Manyshlak from Tashkent.

Aktau - Town of Zhanaozen - necropolis Shopan ata (X - XIII c.c.) (206 km). 
Transfer: Aktau - depression Karagie - town Zhanaozen - settlement Kyzylsai - saint tomb Kostam (204 km). Departure at 7.00 from Актау. Our way lays on southeast through the deepest depression of Kazakhstan - Karagie, which on 132 meters below a sea level. Further ours way to small city of oilmen Zhanaozen.
After Zhanaozen, our way lays to settlement Kyzylsai after settlement asphalt comes to an end, we turn on the left on macadam road. On this macadam road we go up to valley Oglandy. Soon to the left of road parking for motor vehicles, here is saint tomb Kostam, visiting of the mausoleum, photographing, pray shirakshi.
Further our way lays to underground mosque and necropolis Shopan-ata.
Transfer: saint tomb Kostam - necropolis Shopan ata in valley Kyzylsu (2 km). Arrival on necropolis Shopan ata. Walk to underground mosque Shopan ata, past mazars and necropolis Shopan ata.
Photographing of necropolis and underground mosque, pray local mullah, sadakha, ritual walk by the top part of underground mosque.
The end of ritual. Transfer to Aktau (206 km).

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Alexander Petrov
 photos.

Note:
Author program is Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction - only from the sanction of the author - petrovsra@mail.ru