Turkestan

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Turkestan is a city in Kazakhstan in Shymkent region.

Southeast towards Shymkent, Tashkent, Almaty, Bishkek

After visiting the mausoleum, you can walk for 5-10 minutes to find a good spot. It's a wide concrete road and there are many cars going to Shymkent and Tashkent. If you are going to Almaty, you can continue in Shymkent.

Another option is take Marshrutka #1 (August 2016) in the same road described above. This should take you almost 6km further in the road, just where it joins the city ring road in the south east. From there, although cars go a little bit faster, it's not difficult to catch a ride.

Places to Visit

Famous by Mausoleum complex of Khoja Ahmad Yasavi and other archaeological and historical cites. Visiting complex is free (2010). Guide in English is free (2010). Welcome. :)

Edit August 2016: You need to pay small fee to enter the Mausoleum, but not the complex.

Links

Turkestan on Wikipedia