About the village
The village of Shavat is located in the Shavat district of the Khorezm region. The village has developed agriculture, fishing and craft centers. The territory of the village is famous for the presence of holy places, ancient cemeteries and places for pilgrimage. Among the objects for pilgrimage: mausoleums "Voyangan Bobo" and "Sheikh Bobo", complexes "Yusuf Hamadoniy", "Zhilovdor Bobo". To date, excursions to pilgrimage sites are organized in the district and all the related infrastructure is developed.
How to get to
The village of Shavat is located 37 km northwest of the administrative center of the Khorezm region, the city of Urgench. You can get to the village from Urgench by shuttle bus or taxi.
The complex "Voyangan Bobo" is an ensemble consisting of two mausoleums ("Voyangan Bobo" and "Hazrati Eshon Bobo") and a mosque. The complex covers an area of 40 hectares. Two mausoleums are surrounded by a large cemetery and once there was an ancient fortress of Voyangan on this place.
The Yusuf Hamadoniy complex is an ensemble consisting of a mosque and a mausoleum of the XIX century. Khoja Yusuf, a rich merchant from Hamadan, is buried here. The building is built on the top of a hill, so its appearance is already visible from a far. Inside the mausoleum there is a tomb with an area of 6x13 meters. The building has a unique architectural and design frame.
The canal of the same name passes through the entire village of Shavat. Yurt camps are set up along the canal. In addition, there is a unique lake Achchikul in the Shavat district. In the village there are camping areas and places for fishing on the lake.
Komiljon Ataniyozov, a well-known folk musician of Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan and Turkmenistan, was born and lived in the Shavat district. A central park named after Komiljon Ataniyozov has been opened in Shavat, and a house-museum has been created in the artist's native village of Bayrachi, where portraits of the musician, musical instruments and personal belongings are preserved.