Construction of an open-air archeological park in Turkistan

A unique park called Kultobe Town has been opened in Turkistan, a common city of the entire Turkic world.

This project is implemented within the framework of a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Eurasian Resources Group and the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture (KazRIC).

According to the experts of KazRIC, executive agency of the Kultobe town archeological park project, each stage of the park’s development has been agreed with experts from UNESCO and ICOMOS, and is under the direct control of Prime Minister Askar Mamin.

Architectural monuments and other heritage presented to the public in this park provide comprehensive information about the daily life of ancient inhabitants, their worldview and beliefs.

In the old part of the park there are ritual and residential monuments covering the period from the I century BC and X-XII centuries AD. The second part contains several early medieval objects from the time of Khoja Ahmed Yassawi. The project pays special attention to the study of buildings belonging to the period of the Kazakh Khanate. Turkistan was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate in the XVI-XVIII centuries.

In the future, it is planned to turn the Kultobe Town archeological park into a modern multimedia platform where each important object can be observed in real time using 3D technology and QR-codes. The authors of the project believe that this unique park will be known not only as an interesting tourist destination, covering several historical epochs, but also a research center for experts to study history and culture.