The sacral map of Kazakhstan includes 642 objects
The list of holy places of Kazakhstan is determined. The map of holy places of the republic included 642 facilities as part of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program. It is not only ancient fortifications and mausoleums, but also natural and landscape zones like rivers and mountains, caves and tracts.
BERIK ABDYGALIULI, HEAD, ‘SACRAL KAZAKHSTAN’ RESEARCH INSTITUTE:
- Most importantly, we should define why the facility is holy? This work continues. We plan to visit a number of areas to identify such places. Therefore, the main goal of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program is to show that only by being aware about our past and history, we can achieve prosperity.
Every Kazakh should know about the holy places of the native land. President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about this more than once. In addition, the places should be recognizable abroad. In order to promote them, it is planned to build the visit centers at three holy sites, particularly, Ulytau, the ancient Otyrar settlement and the Tamgaly tas tract. The virtual map is also developed. It is possible to make a 3D tour in the National Museum. The youngsters especially like the modern approach to the popularization of holy places.
AIGERIM ZHUMAGULOVA, GUIDE:
- The Zhoshy Mausoleum is located in the Ulytau district of the Karaganda region, 50 km away from Zhezkazgan. With the help of the virtual map, we can get acquainted with its history. Thanks to the 3d monitor and we can make the virtual trip.
In 2017, the first stage of the implementation of a large-scale project to identify holy sites was organized. All of them will be included in Kazakhstan’s state register. The information and explanatory work is conducted. Documentaries are filmed. For example, 4 documentaries are filmed by the BBC which are broadcasted in the world’s channels. Moreover, books and encyclopedias are published. The videos are filmed that can be found online.