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Tour to mosque Shakpak ata.

Primary wellness tourism in Kazakhstan.

“That was the day the ancient songs of blood and war spilled from a hole in the sky
And there was a long moment as we listened and fell silent in our grief and then one by one, we stood tall and came together and began to sing of life and love and all that is good and true
And I will never forget that day when the ancient songs died because there was no one in the world to sing them” 

Brian Andreas.

The short description of route of pilgrim trip to mosque Shakpak-ata:

Aktau - settlement Akshukur - necropolis Kashkar ata - settlement Karamandy - Esmambet ata necropolis (XVIII - XIX c.c.) - settlement Tauchik - underground mosque Shakpak ata (X - XIII c.c.

Distance of route: 292 km
Season: from April 1, 30st till September.
 The best time for travel: April - September.
Duration of the tour: 1 day.

The detailed program of pilgrim trip necropolis Kashkar-ata and mosque Shakpak ata:

Cultural tourism on Mangyshlak.

Aktau - settlement Akshukur - necropolis Kashkar ata - settlement Karamandy - Esmambet ata necropolis (XVIII - XIX c.c.) - settlement Tauchik - underground mosque Shakpak ata (X - XIII c.c.) (319 km).
We leave city in direction on the airport, we pass village Akshukur, villages opposite on the right there is necropolis Kashkar-Ata, interested persons can visit necropolis Kashkar ata. Further we pass settlement Karamandy and behind settlement it is turned to necropolis Esmambet ata (XVIII - XIX c.c.) (32 km). Prayful ritual at mazar Esmabet ata, alms, walk in vicinities.
After visiting necropolis Esmabet ata to the left of road Caspian sea is visible. On road fork it is turned to the right in direction on settlement Tauchik, stop for photographing at cretaceous farewell rock, short walk in vicinities (46 km). Transfer: cretaceous farewell rock - settlement Tauchik - underground mosque Shakpak ata (59 km). Visiting of necropolis and underground mosque Shakpak ata cavate in cretaceous stones on edge of rocky breakage.
Prayful ritual, alms, walk in vicinities, photographing of canyon Shakpak ata. Lunch in vicinities of mosque Shakpak ata. Transfer: underground mosque Shakpak ata - canyon Kapamsay (10 km), stop for photographing canyon Kapamsay, from the left party from us from the south on the north, was below stretched cretaceous canyon Kapamsay, the canyon reaches coast of Caspian sea. Transfer: Canyon Kapamsay - Aktau (145 km).

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

Alexander Petrov
photos.