Taraz is an ancient and the largest trading - administrative centre of the Silk Road.
It was generated as the city - state of turgesh and karluk settlements in the 7-8 centuries.
At that period it had the radial-ring agro-city system formed by a radial direction of
caravan roads and five lines of defensive walls. Shakhristan and a citadel with powerful
fortification were settled down in the centre , and adjoining rural districts were enclosed
with three lines of long defensive walls. On the crossings of caravan lines and external ring
of walls there were keshki - constructed and fortified castles of the governors supervising trade,
agricultural lands and carrying out the city defense.
Numerous monuments, fragments of traditional
building radial-ring planning network of streets, the rests of a citadel, shakhristan and long
walls of the city were kept for today.