The ancient city, and now the ruins of Kulan-Koruk, is the most mysterious and ancient city of Central Asia. Kulan-Koruk is the remains of the fortress of the ancient Romans, located on an open endless plateau at the foot of Talas Ala-Too ridge.
The first mention of the ancient city is found in the Chinese historical records. One of the hypotheses says that the Kulan-Koruk ruins are the ancientcity-fortress Chzhichzhichen, which was the military garrison of the leader of the Huns. According to Chinese sources, in ancient times the city was decorated with Roman architectural elements resembling a fort. The fortress itself was built according to the Roman masonry technology. The first military contact betweenthe Romans and the Chinese took place exactly in Talas region.
Only ruins remained of the ancient fortress, but its original height was 6 meters. Evennow it retained its original appearance in some places. You can see architectural objects, as well as rock monuments with runic inscriptions on the territory of the ancient settlement.