Chokan Valikhanov. Secrets of Kashgar

Syrymbet. Chokan would often come here, to his grandmother Aiganym's estate. And it’s no wonder - this is where he spent his entire childhood.

Damir Tuleuov – «According to one of the legends, Aiganym made young Chokan drag stones up a hill and write her name in order for him to develop a love for his native land and not forget the place he called home».

And he did not forget. But there was one more place in his life to which he was drawn. The place where he was more than once in mortal danger. A place that became his triumph. The place he has written so much about and yet it seems still more remains unwritten. This place was Kashgar.