The Cultural Center, named after famous Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov, was founded in 2002 in Cholpon Ata, right on the shore of Issyk Kul Lake in the open air. Ruh Ordo combines elements of various cultures and religions. Sculptures and portraits of famous people who left their mark in the history of mankind can be found here. One may also visit the Buddhist, Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish churches that sit next to each other, symbolizing the unity of faith of all people on Earth. Ruh Ordo, which means 'spiritual center' in Kyrgyz, is a special place where the atmosphere of peace prevails, which allows one to move away from the daily hustle and bustle and make a short trip into the world of beauty, into the spiritual world.