Kazakhstan reveals major Turkestan cultural sites renovation plan
Oct 3, 2018 9:37 am
Turkestan is home to many historic and sacred sites. With the measures in place, officials expect to increase the figure from the current one million to two million per year.
Azret Sultan, the state historical and cultural reserve museum, and Khoja Ahmed Yassawi mausoleum, both located in Turkestan, will undergo major renovations, said Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly.
The efforts are meant to boost Turkestan’s tourism potential, which acquired new status of a regional capital in June after Shymkent joined Almaty and the capital as a city of national significance.
Mukhamediuly said the government invited leading international experts and thoroughly studied world famous historic complexes and museums in India, Israel, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
“After studying international practices, we plan to expand the potential of Azret Sultan complex and rebuild the authentic image of ancient greatness of the Silk Road era. Such a tour gives a unique opportunity to a tourist from any part of the world to immerse in authentic Kazakh culture and get to know our unique holy places without even being present in Turkestan,” said Mukhamediuly.
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