The Beket-Ata Mosque is a cult and memorial monument of the XVII century in the Karakiyansky district of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan, 61 km east-northeast of the village of Senek, in the Oglandy locality in the western Chinka district of Ustyurt. In 1982, the monument was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of the Kazakh SSR of republican significance and taken under state protection.
In the spring of 1990, the Orthodox society “Truth” was established in the city of Aktau, which aimed to create an Orthodox parish in the city, since there was no church for many hundreds of kilometers. In 1996, a plaque for the construction of the church was consecrated and laid. On December 3, 2000, the church was consecrated.
Aktau is a city in the west of Kazakhstan, located on the shore of the Caspian Sea. A modern and well-maintained walking area has been created on the embankment. In winter, swans come here, they can be seen from December to February. Along the embankment there are comfortable benches and cozy rotundas for relaxing.
The museum was founded in 1975 in the city of Aktau (at that time Shevchenko), the administrative center of the Mangystau region after its formation in 1973. At the moment, the museum has four branches: Mangistau Regional Museum of Local Lore, Zhanaozen City Museum, Tupkaragan District Museum and Beineu District Museum.