The sacred Sulaiman-Too mountain rises above the southern capital of the Kyrgyz Republic Osh city, located at the intersection of important routes of the Great Silk Road. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more than one and a half millennia, Sulaiman-Too has been a beacon for travelers, who considered the mountain sacred. Numerous ancient places of worship and caves with rock carvings, as well as rebuilt mosques of the 16th century are found on its five peaks and mountain slopes. At least 101 places with rock carvings of people, animals and various geometric shapes are officially registered on the mountain.
There are many so-called places of worship on Sulaiman-Too mountain, 17 of which are still in use. It is believed that people are cured of infertility, headaches, back pain and receive a blessing for a long life here.
Worshipping Sulaiman-Too combines pre-Islamic and Islamic beliefs, that is, the mountain has been worshiped without exaggeration for several millennia.