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Karakol dungan mosque

Karakol Dungan Mosque

KarakolKyrgyzstan • 1732 m

Issyk-Kul Central Mosque of Karakol city named after Ibrahim Aji was built by initiative of Ibrahim Aji. He invited the famous Beijing architect Chou Seu and 20 carvers with the skills of traditional Chinese architecture and composition techniques for building the mosque. Construction of the mosque began in 1904 and completed in 1907.

An ingenious system allowed builders to build the mosque with no metal reinforcement tools. The mosque holds 42 based pillars. Encircling of the building is multi-tiered wooden cornice, decorated with images of plants like grapes, pomegranates, pears and peaches. Besides it the mosque is registered as a historical monument and protected by the law. Today mosque operates successfully and opens for everyone who visits our city.

Why Should You Go There?

The Mosque is very beautiful and interesting because it’s the only Chinese architecture in Kyrgyzstan.

Address: Abdrakhmanova/Bektenova
Working Hours: 6am-9pm
Cost: 20 SOM
Time Spent: 30 to 40 min.

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