Local time in Taraz city is December 10, 12:08 am (+6 UTC).
Taraz is standing on the site of ancient city of Taraz, which flourished as a stop along Silk Road from Europe to China until it was destroyed by Mongol armies in the 13th century.
A new town called Aulie-Ata was established on the site by the emirs of Kokand in the late 18th century. The fort and town were captured by Russians in 1864, and in 1938 the town was renamed after Kazakh poet Jam-bul Jabayev (Russian: Zhambyl Dzhabayev; 1846-1945).
The collapse of USSR destroyed all the industrial ties and these plants were in heavy crisis. Unemployment was high in the city. Recently all the plants have been almost restored.
On January 8th, 1997, by Kazakhstan PresidentвЂ™s decree the city Zhambyl was renamed into Taraz. In autumn 2002 Taraz celebrated its 2, 000th anniversary.
Taraz city view
Taraz city central part view
Taraz city, Kazakhstan view
There are institutions for training teachers, food and light-industry technicians, and irrigation engineers in Taraz. The city also has a museum and two theaters.
The 12th century Aishai-Bibi mausoleum is located 18 km west of Taraz city. It obtained the status of UNESCO-protected architectural monument because of picturesque fretwork, which covers the whole building.
Taraz city railway station
Taraz city stadium view
Taraz city entrance gate
Taraz city university
Taraz city theater
Taraz city monument view
Taraz city Aishai-Bibi mausoleum
Taraz city church
Taraz city, Kazakhstan mosque
The questions of our visitors
Geir Arveng asks: I would like to know which animal is pictured in the Taraz Coat of Arms.
Expert's answer:You can see a leopard on the coat of arms of Taraz.