The former major trading center on the Great Silk Road between Nishapur and Merv, Serakhs lies in the middle of a small oasis in the upstream of the river Tedzhen. In the middle of the first millenary B.C. there stood the first settlement surrounded by a pise wall now called " Old Serakhs" .
With the coming of Islam the city became one of the significant centers of trade; the local architects and builders became famous all over Central Asia. Th e city 's pride is the mausoleum of Abul-Fazul also known as the mausoleum of Serakhs - baba or Abul-Fazil-Guzi.
Constructed in the 11th - 12th centuries above the tomb of Muslim mystic Abul - Fazul it is famous for its magnificent proportions and the decor which put it in line with the most significant monuments of medieval architecture. The mausoleums of Yarti - Gyumbez (the 11th century) and Allamberdar ( Al'mutasir ) of the 11th century are also worth seeing.