Monuments of Kazakhstan
Historical and architectural monuments of Kazakhstan
On the plains of Central Asia, there are many cities with hundreds of architectural monuments from various eras. Among the most famous are Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Kokand and Turkistan. These cities were centers of science and art. Great architects created palaces, mosques and mausoleums, world famous monuments of ancient architecture, to memorialize figures such as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane. Many of these masterpieces have not survived, but by visiting those which have been preserved it is possible to step back in time.