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Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassavi unsurpassed masterpiece of medieval architecture and an amazing complex of palaces and temples. The height of the huge building that survived the many historical disasters, and was opened recently after recovery equals 44 meters, the diameter of the main dome - 22 meters. The building consists of 30 rooms and halls. Its central hall - enclosed area residence Kazakh khans, now here is open a specific museum - the pantheon. Pearls of the museum is - Tai Kazan, biggest across the eastern Muslim world - bowl of water

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Mausoleum Arystan Bab - (Kazakh. Arystan bab kesenesі) mausoleum on the grave of the teacher and spiritual guide of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi religious mystic and preacher of Arystan Bab. Mausoleum is located in 150 kilometers of Shymkent city, near Otrar and village Shaulder of Otrar district in South Kazakhstan oblast. Architectural monument. One of the main places of worship for Muslims in the region.

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Monument Baydibek ata was opened in 2012. The monument is devoted to the national hero Baydibek ata, who have united the Kazakh people for fight against aggressors. From the area of the monument it is possible to see all city.

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Ethnopark «Kenbaba» is  located in the heart of the city. Park  includes village of craftsmen and artisans and  is located on 3.5 hectares. In  park  located town on the sand "Safari", a model of "Kazakhstan in miniature", amusement park, volleyball and basketball courts, a tennis court, a chess club, a teahouse, internet cafe, green town "Gifts of the South", a waterfall Ak-su, 9 fountains and artificial channels.

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Museum of Victims of Political Repression opened November 2, 2001. In the year of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence. One of the striking and iconic manifestations of concern of the state and society for the restoration of historical justice in perpetuating the memory of the victims of political repression is the creation of a new museum - one of the first political museums in the country. Museum of the victims of political repression has 2 halls: the exposition hall and "Worship", which is located on the second floor of the museum.

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South Kazakhstan  Historical Regional Study Museum was founded in 1920. By the number of antiques and monuments, as well as historical and cultural significance is the third largest in the country.

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The Abay park is the central city park for recreation and culture. In the center of the park is the Alley of Fame - a memorial complex of memory to Great Patriotic War events, the central place, which the memorable stele borrows.

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The Park of Independence was open 2011, by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev. The park of Independence is stretched on 8 hectares. It is decorated with flower compositions and the musical fountain. In the center of the park monument of unity of the people of Kazakhstan is located. Along the central alley of park 21 boards from granite are located, on them especially bright events in country life for years of independence are celebrated.

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The MEGA-Shymkent shopping center was founded in 2004.

The Center includes includes boutiques of known brands, children's entertainment complex of Happylon, skating rink «Muz aidini» and also various fast food centers.

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Technopark "Fantasy World" is located on the Republic Avenue. Technopark is famous for its various attractions. The technopark has more than 30 kinds of attractions of various sizes.

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The Shymkent dendro-park was founded in 1980 on the place of the former city dump. The dendro-park occupies the space of 120, 52 hectares. In the dendro-park more than 600 types of tree and shrubby species of the grassy plants representing flora of the most various geographical zones of the world are landed. Representatives of several hundred types of flora perfectly get on and expand in the shady dendro-park where there is even a small lake.

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Shymkent Zoo - one of three state zoos of Kazakhstan. From the total area of a zoo in 54 hectares, under an exposition 34 hectares are. The zoo contains more than 20 animal species included in the Red List. 25% of requirements for sterns for animals the zoo covers at the expense of own earth of 30 hectares.

 

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Alley of Shamshi  Kaldayakov,  the great Kazakh composer, the king of a waltz, was open in 2010. The alley has its own modern concert venue where since the opening of today hosts a variety of retro-concerts, which are not only domestic stars, but also the stars of the global scale.

 

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The central culture and rest park was put in 1925 year. Two times a week in the park an orchestra is playing, which besides classical music, executes works of the Kazakh and Soviet composers.

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"Tau Samaly" camp site is located in a picturesque corner of the South Kazakhstan Oblast, of  Tolebi district,  in 45 km. from Shymkent in foothills of Ala Tau Mount. During the winter period here it is possible to be engaged in winter sports.

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The recreation area Koshkar Ata - is a source of healing water. Mineralized water contains 11 mineral micronutrients. This water is home to hundreds of decorative fish. Recreation area occupies nearly 16.5 hectares.