Manas Ordo. The history of the Talas tourist complex dedicated to Manas began in Soviet times. So, Soviet archeologists and historians actively worked in this area in the 30-40s. 20th century, exploring and reconstructing Manasa Gumbez, one of the unique historical and architectural monuments on the territory of Central Asia. In 1976, a state museum was created here, called the “Literary-Ethnographic Museum of the Manas Epos”. During the active restructuring, in 1990, it was transformed into the state museum-reserve “Manas”.
After 5 years, in 1995, the already sovereign and independent Kyrgyz Republic, under the auspices of UNESCO, widely celebrated the 1000th anniversary of the Manas epic, which was one of the important events of the first years of the country’s independence. It was during the preparation for this festival that the territory of the museum was radically rebuilt. In 1996, the museum-reserve was transformed into the Talas regional complex “Manas-Ordo”, and after 5 years, in 2001, the complex receives the national level.
The natural park “Besh-Tash” is located south of Talas on the northern slopes of Talas Ala-Too and includes the gorges: Kolba, Besh-Tash, Urmaral and Kumush-Tag with branches. In these gorges, rivers of the same name flow with a widespread network of tributaries. The territory is cut by deep ravines. Summer gorges look very beautiful. Juniper thickets are scattered along the slopes. In the upper reaches of the gorges on the right slopes there are light forests of spruce and juniper. Bright green alpine meadows begin above the forest-meadow zone. In this zone there is a cool breath of glaciers. In the ridge of the ridge lies the Chiyim-Tash Pass (3575 m), which connects the Urmaral basin with the Kara-Kuldzhi and Chatkal valleys.
In 1996, a natural park was established in the Talas district on an area of 32,411 hectares in order to preserve unique natural forests and high-mountain meadows. Flora is represented by more than 800 species of flowering plants, of which 28 are woody and shrub species. Of the representatives of the Red Book here live leopard, lynx Turkestan, golden eagle, Kumai, Saker Falcon, bearded man. The Besh-Tash river flows through the park, where rainbow trout is found. At an altitude of 2997 m, the elongated moraine-dammed lake Beshtash was 28 m deep, with an area of 0.5 square meters. km The water in it is turquoise. In the Besh-Tash gorge, beautiful forests of Tien-Shan spruce with an admixture of Semenov fir have been preserved.
The word “abad” means “habitable, auspicious place” and is often added to the name of the person who founded the city.
It is believed that Jalal-Abad was named after Jalal-ad-Din, who built several caravan-sheds to serve travelers, mainly pilgrims, who came to visit the sacred nature of this region.
The green abundance of rare tree species, vast areas of fruit and nut forests in the valley of the Arslanbob river, a fantastic lake in the shape of a bowl – Sary-Chelek make this region a truly green paradise of Kyrgyzstan.