The village is known as the home village of the first President of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov. Niyazov, while president, built the Kipchak Mosque and a tomb there for his family. It is in this tomb where Niyazov was buried on December 24, 2006. The Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque, lies across a highway from the rest of the village, it is the largest mosque in Central Asia, and has a capacity of 10,000 people.
The town has one centrally located public school, and several small dukans (or general shops) around the city. There is a post office and an auto part store near the main road.
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