- Everything is named after Manas – a warrior who united the 40 tribes of Kyrgyzstan. The epic of Manas is a 500,000 line poem.
- Arslanbob is an ancient Walnut Forest.
- Inylchek Glacier is one of the largest glaciers.
- The village of Barak is an exclave that is surrounded by Uzbekistan.
- Burana Tower (built in the 10th century) shrunk by 20m due to an earth quake but it is still standing.