The land with the poetic name "Zhetysu" (Semirechye, "The Land of Seven Rivers") keeps many mysterious mysteries. For many centuries, this area was crossed by historical roads interlaced with the fates of the Kazakh tribes. As a result, the Great Silk Road appeared, which ran through this area for many centuries. Currently, it is an invaluable complex of historical, architectural and urban monuments.
Southern Kazakhstan includes the eastern part of the Kyzylorda region, South Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, and Almaty regions. The main cities of the region are Almaty, Taraz, Shymkent, Kyzylorda, Turkestan, and Taldykorgan. The main rivers of the region are Syrdarya, Talas, Chu, and Ili. The main lakes of the region are the Balkhash and Issyk lakes, the Kapchagai and Chardara reservoirs.