Taraz, the ancient and the largest commercial and administrative center on the Silk Way in VII-VIII centuries, is dating back more than 2,000 years. There are more than 70 monuments of archaeology, history, architecture and monumental art in Taraz and surrounding area. Thus, a unique monument of medieval architecture of XI-XII centuries - Aisha Bibi Mausoleum - the only monument not only in Kazakhstan, but in the Central Asia, which is entirely decorated by terracotta and included in the UNESCO list of the most valuable historical and architectural monuments of mankind. There is also the Tekturmas mausoleum, restored on the hill on the right bank of the Talas River with the panoramic view to the city and the ancient stone palace complex Akyrtas, dated back to VIII century which origin is still under discussions.
updated: 13 august 2021