Historical and archaeological complex

The Shah-Fazil Museum

Shah-Fazil is a grand historical and architectural complex located in the Alabuka district of Jalal-Abad region. It's just 10 km away from the village of Kerben. This complex includes several places like the sacred mountain Archa-Mazar, the mausoleum Shah-Fazil (built in the 11th century), the mosque (built in the 18th-19th centuries), the mausoleums of Alamberdar and Safid-Bulent (built in the 19th century), and The Holy Hermit cave. The most unique and important monument in this complex is the mausoleum of Shah-Fazil, which is one of the rare architectural structures of Karakhanids era. The four walls of the mausoleum have the same length and they point specifically to the sides of the world. The height of the building is 15.5 meters, and the upper part of the mausoleum is covered with a huge cylindrical dome. Inside, Shah-Fazil is decorated with gypsum (ganch) carved ornaments of bright colors. Historians believe that the mausoleum used to be the tomb of Ferghana ruler Mahmood ibn Nasir, the ruler of the Karakhanids Age. Nowadays, many pilgrims from all over Central Asia visit this historical and architectural complex of Shah-Fazil.