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Tash Mosque in Wangazi.

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The Tash-mosque ensemble in the village of Vangazi (50 km east of Bukhara), like the Gaukushan ensemble, was built under Abdullah Khan II. Probably, there was the burial of a respected Sufi person around whom a cemetery with a mosque had appeared.
At the direction of Khoja Abu Bakr Sadad, the old frame mosque was destroyed, and in 1580 - 1586 a khanaka was built there with a monumental pillar-domed hall. Later, she took over the functions of the quarter and Juma mosques.
Thanks to the supporting structures made of baked brick, such buildings were called Tash mosques, i.e. stone mosques. Near the Tash Mosque there used to be madrasas and a bath complex that has not survived to our days.
A slim minaret, representing a reduced copy of the Waqkent minaret, remained intact. It was the highest erected in the XVI century. Its height is 24 meters with a lower diameter of 3.8 meters. The base and the foundation are made of stone.
The trunk of the minaret of Vangazi is decorated with six belts of relief masonry and completed with an eight-arch lantern with a stalactite cornice.

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