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  Talas region of Kyrgyzstan was described in ancient Kyrgyz epos Manas and the main historical monuments related to the epos are located here: Mausoleum of Manas of 14 century is a part of "Manas-Ordo" monumental complex located in Tash-Aryk village. In 1995 this complex was a scene of main celebration festival dedicated to 1000th anniversary of the great epos. Over 30 historical monuments connected to Manas are spread around the region.

  The virgin nature of Talas region is rich with outstanding outdoor activity possibilities such as: hiking, trekking, climbing and horseback tours. Number of valleys with rocky mountains, green forests and tear-clear rushing mountain rivers full of rainbow trout attract tourists from all over the world: Besh-Tash valley, Ken-Kol valley, Ur-Maral, Kara-Koyun and Kumushtak.

  The famous Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov whose books "Jamilya", "The White Steamship", "White cloud of Chenghiz Khan" are loved by millions of people all over the world was born on the land of Talas in a small village near the mountain called Manas.

Aliases: Talass, Talasskaya oblast, Talaskaya, Talasskaia, Talaskaia.

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