Taraz is a city and a center of the Jambyl Province in Kazakhstan. It is located in the south of Kazakhstan, near the border with Kyrgyzstan, on the Talas River.
Turkistan is a city in the southern region of Kazakhstan, near the Syr Darya river.
Khoja Ahmat Yssawi was a Turkic poet and Sufi. And his Mausoleum is a UNESCO World Heritage site.