Babaji Khatun Mausoleum

Babaji Khatun Mausoleum was built in the 11th century and is located in the Aisha Bibi Complex in the Zhambyl region of southern Kazakhstan, 18 kilometres from the city of Taraz.

Babaji Khatun was the servant of Aisha Bibi, daughter of Sufi poet Khakim-Ata and fiancée of Karakhan, a ruler from the Karakhanid dynasty.

The square-shaped mausoleum is built of pale red fired brick and topped with a conical dome. It is smaller than the Aisha Bibi mausoleum and measures 6.9m x 6.9m x 5m with walls that are 1.23m thick. There is an Islamic arch on each of its four walls. On the parapet of the main facade Babaji Khatun’s name is written in Arabic.