Centre of Literature and cultural heritage of Mangystau
The cultural centre is located in Aktau and built in honour of the writer Abish Kekilbayev on his 80th anniversary. The centre consists of a museum and a monument. In the future, there are plans for a library and a theatre.
Abish Kekilbaev is absolutely an outstanding person. The writer was born in the village of Ondy, which is on the current territory of the Mangystau region. He is from the well-known and traditional in Mangystau Adai clan. In honour of this clan, the Otpan Tau ancestors monument built.
He started his career in a literary newspaper in 1962. In the first year of his career, Abish published his first book. The writer Abish Kekilbaev is a literary phenomenon of Kazakhstan. He was not only a public figure and politician but moreover wrote over 50 books. The most famous books of the author are "Pleiades - constellations of hope" and "Flashes". The books of Abish Kekilbayev translated into Russian, English, Uzbek, German, Spanish, Turkish and other world languages.
The books of Abish Kekilbayev reveal the history, traditions and culture of Kazakhstan, particularly the culture of Mangystau. It is a heritage that is now carefully preserved and passed on to future generations in the Cultural Center in Aktau.
The area of the centre is 10,000 hectares. At the same time, 2,000 people can visit the centre. There are exposition halls with unique exhibits available for visitors: manuscripts of the writer, personal photographs, awards and medals of Abish Kekilbayev.
Centre address: Aktau, micro-district # 19a