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Shymkent

city in Kazakhstan

170km

42.31666769.595833

Tashkent

capital of Uzbekistan

199km

41.3119269.27876

Khujand

city in Tajikistan

292km

40.283369.6167
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Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

3.5km

43.2930555668.27444444

Otrar

ghost town in Kazakhstan

36km

42.852568.30277778

Sawran (Kazakhstan)

55km

43.5152777867.76861111

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Turkestan

Kazakhstan
Turkestan is a small but ancient city in the Kazakh Desert. Kazakhstan largely lacks the kinds of Central Asian historical towns that make Uzbekistan a popular travel destination, but the exception is this one, relatively well preserved, 1600-year-old city. In the 11th century AD, the great Sufi Sheikh Khoja Ahmad Yasavi turned the city into the region's principal centre of learning, drawing scholars from across the steppe. In the late 14th century, Timur commissioned the creation of a massive mausoleum in his honour, which is to this day Kazakhstan's most prominent historical attraction, a major Muslim pilgrimage site, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

1.6°C-7.2
Precipitation: 22 mm

Feb

5.3°C-4.6
Precipitation: 26 mm

Mar

13.5°C1.3
Precipitation: 28 mm

Apr

21.9°C8.1
Precipitation: 23 mm

May

28.3°C13.6
Precipitation: 24 mm

Jun

34.3°C18.2
Precipitation: 5 mm

Jul

36.3°C20.1
Precipitation: 6 mm

Aug

35°C18.2
Precipitation: 3 mm

Sep

28.8°C11.7
Precipitation: 3 mm

Oct

20.3°C4.4
Precipitation: 10 mm

Nov

11.4°C-0.4
Precipitation: 26 mm

Dec

3.4°C-5.7
Precipitation: 27 mm
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