Above the cave Akmechet. Akmechet Cave is a natural cave located just 80 kilometers from Shymkent.
According to legend, during the Dzungarian-Kalmatian invasion, Kazakh rurals fled from enemies and hid in this cave. And another legend says that the Kazakh warriors used this cave as a mosque during the battle between the Kazakhs and the Dzungar-Kalmaks.
Maybe that’s why the cave is called Akmechet – Kazakh Ak means White and Kazakh Mechet means Mosque – White Mosque.
Now the days are getting warmer and warmer. On summer days in the Turkestan region it will be warm from +35°C up to +45°C or even higher.
Akmechet Cave is one of the best places to visit in summer in Turkestan region because the volume of the cave is large and there is a small mulberry tree forest inside, which helps to keep the cave cool during hot summer days.
Read about our trip to Akmechet Cave here: