Photographer's Note

Talas Oblast (Талас областы)

The great Kyrgyz hero Manas who united Kyrgyz people and headed the fight for their independence, according to the legend, was born and lived on the territory of modern Talas region.

The residents of the area are very proud of the fact that their homeland is "The Land of Manas".
Those people who are interested in Kyrgyz culture are strongly advised to visit this place that can open many secrets about the hero and tell a lot about the architecture and history of the medieval period. Thus, Talas region can be considered the cradle of cultural tourism that can give travelers a new knowledge about the regionís and the countryís history.

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