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Talas town, Kyrgyzstan
Talas town is the administrative center of Talas region. This place is rare visited by tourists because of the far distance. Talas city is famous as a birthplace of famous Kyrgyz hero Manas. There is a mausoleum a few kilometers outside the city that is considered to be his grave. Manas is a legendary hero of Kyrgyz people and his deeds encourage the whole nation for many centuries.
This place is famous in the history of Kyrgyzstan. There was a Battle on the Talas River when Kyrgyz together with Arab and Tibetan defeated Chinese and saved their independence. It was a great battle any thousand of people died there. Even nowadays if you go to that place and look in the river - you can see human bones on the bottom of it - so many people died there.
The region is also famous as a birthplace of the best known Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. He was born in a small village Sheker near the Uzbek border. His poems are famous not only in Kyrgyzstan but also around the whole world.