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The Prophet Island | Termez Sights

Paygambar Orol – Island of the Prophet is situated in an island in the Amu Darya river near Termez in the region of Surkhandarya, Uzbekistan. in 1960 it was founded as a State Reserve and occupies 30km2. The site is included in World Heritage List.

Until 1963 there was a small village in the island.

There is a small mausoleum in the territory of the island. It is believed that this is the mausoleum of Zul-Kifl. Zul-Kifl is known as prophet in Muslim and Christian world. The prophet is named Zul-Kifl in Koran and the Bible calls Iyezekil. According to legends the prophet wanted that after his death his body would be placed in a boat and he wanted to be buried where the boat stopped. And the boat stopped near Termez where the prophet is buried. The mausoleum was built in the 11th-12th centuries. The mausoleum includes praying rooms and a mosque.




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