Yasavi (Shrine of Ahmed Yasavi) (Khvajeh Ahmad Yasavi)
Shrine built by Timur for his son Jahangir between 1397 and 1399.
The shrine is located in the city of Turkestan (modern Yasi) in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The building is oriented north-south on a rectangular ground plan (65.5 by 46.5 m) with portals at the south and north ends. The main doorway is the magnificent south portal which is flanked by huge cylindrical corner towers or minarets over 20 m high. Behind the portal is the dome of the prayer hall rising to a height of over 37 m. At the other end of the structure is the north facade in the centre of which is...