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Travel to mosques Shakpak atа and Sultan epe.

Excursion travel on historical sights of Mangyshlak.

“may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone” 

E.E. Cummings.

The short description of route of an excursion trip to Shakpak-ata and Sultan-epe underground mosques:

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.) - underground mosque the Sultan-epe (IX - XII c.c.).

Distance of route: 319 km.
Season: from April 1, 30st till September.
 The best time for excursion: April, May, June, September.
The Advanced order: for 48 hours.
Duration of the our: 1 day.

The detailed program of an excursion trip to Sultan epe and Shakpak ata underground mosques:

Historical Tours to 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.) - underground mosque the Sultan epe (IX - XII 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), walk in vicinities.
After visiting necropolis Esmambet 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. 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 Kapan, 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 - necropolis the Kenty baba (17 km). Visiting of necropolis Kenty baba, walk in vicinities of necropolis. Transfer: necropolis the Kenty baba - underground mosque the Sultan epe (2 km). Visiting of underground mosque the Sultan epe walk in vicinities of necropolis, photographing of a canyon the Sultan epe.
Transfer: underground mosque Sultan epe - settlement Tauchik - settlement Karamandy - Aktau (153 km).

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

Alexander Petrov
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