Chinese classical poet Li Bai… One of the greatest people from classical literature. The one that makes every Chinese person proud. But! What connects that legend with this country after all?
The thing is, Li Bai the poet was born in Kyrgyzstan according to the history. More exactly, he was born and spent some years of his life in Tokmok, small town an hour away from today’s Bishkek city. For the ones, who still doubt, there is a couple lines from his poems, written in Tokmok.
Amongst the flowers is a pot of wine
I pour alone but with no friend at hand
So I lift the cup to invite the shining moon,
Along with my shadow we become party of three
Tokmok is the evident of much more history than we can imagine at first sight. Burana Tower is another ancient heritage and national treasure of modern Kyrgyzstan. So, it will be a separate topic to talk about later on!