Unique sacred sites of Kazakhstan are being taught to Kazakh students
Unique sacred sites of Kazakhstan are being taught to Kazakh students. As part of the Sacral Map of Kazakhstan project, 60 school students from Karaganda visited Aktobe to learn about the history and attractions of the region. The children visited several mausoleums that attracted tourists from all over the world.
ALIBEK BEISSENBAYEV, SPOKESPERSON OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
- This project is aimed at learning more about the country. There are sacral sites and prominent figures in every region. We can present this valuable heritage to children visiting the site and having firsthand experience. This project expands the outlook of the young generation.
The students visited Kobda district which is popular among tourists. The Abat Baytak mausoleum which is a unique historical site of the 14-15 centuries is located here. 32,000 bricks made of clay from the 500-year-old mines were used for its reconstruction. The young visitors also went to the home village of the Hero of the Soviet Union Aliya Moldagulova. They learned about the childhood and deeds of the hero in the Patriotic Education Center ‘Aliya’.
ALIKHAN GABDOLLA, STUDENT:
- I am very happy that I visited the sacral sites of Aktobe region and learned more about the art, culture and history of the region. I really liked the trip and made many friends. I discovered new facts about Aliya Moldagulova. I am also impressed by the Abat Baytak Mausoleum.
BEKZAT KOSHKENBAYEV, STUDENT:
- This trip is educational. When teachers ask me about the summer, I will tell them about Aktobe and its attractions, historical sites and Aliya Moldagulova’s home village.
More than 100 historical and cultural facilities were included in the Sacral Map of Kazakhstan project. The sites located in Aktobe region include Mausoleums of Koblandy Batyr and Abat Baytak, the Khan Molasy Memorial Complex and the Mausoleum of Yesset Batyr. Local officials have developed a regional map of sacral sites and work on tourist attraction.