The modern look of the city
The city of Taraz, which has a rich history, survived a period of decline, destructive wars and the Renaissance, received many names and became the spiritual center of the Zhambyl region, linking the old and the new.
It is also the industrial, commercial and cultural center of the Southern Region.
Taraz is a city with more than 2000 years of history. In the Middle Ages it was known under the name Taraz. The first who came to the city were the Sogdians of the Ferghana Valley. Since 1997, the historical name has been returned to the city. In 2002, Taraz celebrated its 2000th anniversary. In the Middle Ages, Taraz was one of the cities located along the Great Silk Road. Especially prospered during the Karakhan wealth. In the 19th century, Saint Ata was the Kokand castle. In the 1960s, it was part of the Russian Empire. After Kazakhstan gained independence in the Soviet Union, it became the administrative center of the sovereign Zhambyl region, an ancient city with a rich history.