Tash-Rabat is a caravanserai in the territory of At-Bashinsky district, Naryn region, Kyrgyzstan, near the border with China. The construction is located on the bank of the winding Tash-Rabat river, a tributary of the Kara-Koyun River, at an altitude of more than 3500 m above sea level.
(Best time of visiting: May-September)
In the late 19th - early 20th centuries, scientists closely engaged in the study of Tash-Rabat. They debated about the time of construction of the monument, differently determined the purpose and cultural identity of this complex. Some scholars considered Tash-Rabat a caravanserai of the late Middle Ages, while others were inclined to think that this structure is the ruins of a Christian Nestorian monastery built in 10-11 centuries. In the 1980s, employees of the Ministry of Culture of Kyrgyzstan restored a valuable monument of the historical and cultural heritage of the republic, after which visitors from different countries began to demonstrate it.
The restored Tash-Rabat is an almost square-shaped building with sides of 35.7 m and 33.7 m, similar to a medieval castle, completely covered by a continuous horizontal roof with a spherical dome towering in the western part. The main facade of the building is located on the east side. It is a high, powerful stone wall with corner towers and gates with a high portal and arch. On the outside along the eastern wall there is a wide ledge - a sufa and a pre-entrance area paved with stone slabs. Three other walls have neither doors nor windows. The building is thoroughly built into the slope of the mountain under which it was built. Its western wall rises above the surface of the hillside a little more than a meter. The side walls, going down the slope of the mountain terrace, connect the low western with the high eastern front wall.
Hatchbackfrom 1 to 5 persons
Minivanfrom 1 to 6 persons
Jeepfrom 1 to 8 persons
Minibusfrom 10 to 18 persons