Gey’s Mazar in Kumul
Mazar is a transliteration of Arabic meaning "holy land" and "tomb of saints". In Islam, it mainly refers to the tombs of religious leaders, holy people and other dignitaries.
Chinese Name: 盖斯麻扎
English Name: Gey’s Mazar in Kumul
Type: Kumul Scenic Area, Kumul famous spots & Kumul attractions
Best Time: All Year Around
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2-3 hours
Location: Located on the outskirts of Hami City, Xinjiang
Why is Gey’s Mazar So Special?
The Hui nationality in our country is also called Gongbei, and the Uygur nationality is also used to refer to graves in general. In Xinjiang, Mazar refers not only to the tombs of religious dignitaries, leaders of Islamic regimes, famous Muslim scholars, and the graves of Muslims who “perished” in the “holy war” are also called Mazar. In addition, some Mazar are named after animals and plants. Due to historical reasons (mainly Islamic “jihad”), Mazar in Xinjiang has formed the characteristics of large quantity and wide distribution.
Where is Gey’s Mazar
In the north and south of Tianshan Mountains, towns and villages, Mazar is scattered everywhere, especially in Kashgar and Hotan in southern Xinjiang.
History of Gey’s Mazar
In history, the scale of the building was very grand and was destroyed. After the founding of New China, it was listed as a key cultural relic protection unit in the autonomous region and was rebuilt with government funds. The main buildings include burial chamber and affiliated mosque. The burial chamber is a square spire with brick and wood structure. Inside is an Islamic grave. Mosque is a flat-topped building with civil structure, which can accommodate thousands of people to worship. There is an artificial lake surrounded by green trees in front of the temple. The scenery is beautiful. Other famous Mazars belonging to the Karahan Dynasty include Arslanhan Mazar, Ynsup Kadirkhan Mazar, Ordang Mazar, Ynsup Haji FuMazar, Mahmud Kashgar Mazar, etc. Four Imams Mazar in Hotan Region. Tuheilu Timur Mazar is located in Da Mazar Village, northeast of Huocheng County, Xinjiang.
Main Attraction of Gey’s Mazar
According to incomplete statistics, Hotan alone has more than 2,000 Mazars of different sizes. Mazar in Xinjiang emerged with the introduction of Islam. Later, with the spread of Islam, especially the “holy war”, the number of Mazar increased day by day. After the 14th century, due to the worship of Mazar by religious leaders such as Hezuo and Yichan, Xinjiang witnessed a upsurge in the construction and worship of Mazar. The number of Mazar increased sharply, the scale of construction expanded and the decoration became more luxurious. Some of them have become models of Islamic architecture in Xinjiang and are well known at home and abroad. The appearance of Mazar is no different from that of ordinary tombs. The main difference is that Mazar is worshipped by Muslim masses. Mazar’s buildings vary in scale and affiliated buildings.
Generally speaking, large Mazar is not only built with magnificent and large burial chambers, but also has ancillary buildings such as mosques, Hanica (the place for the activities of Yichan believers), the Church of the Nativity and the housing of management personnel. Most of them are located in towns or scenic suburbs. Small and medium-sized Mazha usually only have adobe Gongbei and flat-topped houses, or just an earth grave, with few or no affiliated buildings, mostly in rural areas or Gobi desert. Most of China’s famous Mazar are located in Xinjiang, and some of them have been listed as key cultural relics protection units in the country or autonomous regions. Under the protection of the state. Xinjiang’s famous Mazar include: Satuk Boughera Khan Mazar in the suburb of Artux. The tomb of Khan sutuq bhugra Khan, the first Kharahan to accept Islam, was the first Mazar built after Islam was introduced into Xinjiang.
Best Time to Travel Gey’s Mazar
Every autumn, that is, August and September, is the best time to visit Kumul.
At this time, the weather began to cool and the fruits began to mature. This is a very suitable time to travel. At this time, most scenic spots began to hang attractive gold. Let’s travel in the golden ocean. The natural scenery around Kumul is very beautiful. In our spare time, we take our family to Kumul to play, eat delicious fruits and enjoy different local conditions and customs. I believe this is a very beautiful moment and a very happy memory.
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