An interesting memorial, concerned with the poetical legend, is situated 15km to the North-East of Talas, at the foot of the Manastyn-Chokusu Mountain, on the bank of the Kenkol mountain river. According to legend, many centuries ago, the legendary hero of the Kyrgyz epos – the warrior Manas – was buried here. The memorial is called the Gumbez (“Mausoleum”) of Manas.