The ancient city of Sauran
The most fascinating ancient settlement.
In the Turkestan region, there once was a thriving medieval city, Sauran. One of the earliest mentions of the city was made in the 10th century. From these records it can be judged that the city was very advanced and served as a major administrative center. According to the ancient chronicles, the residents were engaged in craft and the improvement of the city, built fortifications and a plumbing system. The city had underground water pipelines with a total length of almost 110 km (68 mi).
At the moment, archaeological excavations are being carried out on the territory of the ancient settlement of Sauran and some restoration works are being done under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is an exceptional place that is worth visiting in order to see its picturesque ruins, and learn how people lived in ancient times.