Vantage Point

The constraction of the mausoleum of Khadja Ahmad Yasawi, an enormous religious complex that contains a mosque, burial chambers, and a madrasa, allowed those devoted to Islam to live a separate life united beneath one roof. Within the structure, there are 34 rooms of various sizes. Standing in line from south to east is a great entrance, a central hall and cauldron room, and burial chamber for saints.

Further rooms are joined to the east and west sides of the central hall and burial chamber. Eight two-story halls divided into eight rooms were attached to the building from the central hall's corners. According to the plan, the construction's general dimensions were 65.5 by 46.5 m. The appearance of such a large and independently constructed mausoleum was at that time a new and celebrated step in the development of architecture.