Cultural Center “Ruh Ordo”

In the town Cholpon-Ata, on the shore of Lake Issyk Kul, a unique cultural center in the open air was built in 2002. Its name is Ruh Ordo. Translated from Kyrgyz language Ruh Ordo means "spiritual center". It gives each visitor the opportunity for spiritual development and self-discovery and combines elements of various cultures and religions. Cultural center Ruh Ordo named after famous kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Here you can see sculptures of famous people of the past and present. You can visit the Buddhist, Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish chapels, standing here side by side under one sky, symbolizing the unity of all people’s faith. The complex Ruh Ordo has also a large concert hall with unique acoustics, which often hosts concerts and local cultural events. There built a pier from the shore, with four pavilions symbolizing the four directions or four seasons.