Aysha-Bibi Mausoleum

Two fine mausoleums and a sacred limestone cave greet the traveller south of Taraz, the star attraction undoubtedly being Aisha-Bibi. A perfectly proportioned terracotta-clad monument to love, in the finest traditions of Central Asian architecture the complexity of detail combines to a whole of beautiful simplicity. Be sure to get the most out of your visit by learning the story behind the building – a gothic fairytale romance of epic proportions. Like that legend and like the building’s design, the inscription of one of the corner towers finds poetry in simplicity, and melancholy in love: “autumn...clouds... the earth is beautiful”.

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