The Batan Tract
It is a popular tourist destination near Turgen Gorge in the Almaty Region.
In the Batan Tract, the only Chinturgen moss-spruce forest in the Tien Shan Mountains grows. It covers an area of almost 90 hectares. Among the dense spruce forest there is a moss cover up to 60 cm deep, covering permafrost on the steep northern slopes. Unique Asian spruce forest grows mainly on the northern slopes.
A lot of mushrooms grow there. For instance, milk mushrooms, saffron milk caps, and genus boletus.