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Final workshop
Today, November 10, the Aigine CRC team held the final workshop under the project ““Sustainable Research Data Collection for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region””…
"The people who protect the monuments"
This is the name of the international conference on sacred heritage, pilgrimage and sustainable tourism, which takes place in Turkestan (Kazakhstan, October 26-28). On October…
Aigine and the World Indigenous Science Network (WISN) partnership
Today, on October 10, a working meeting was held between Aigine CRC staff and a longtime partner, director of the World Indigenous Science Network (WISN)…
The fifth scheduled meeting of the working group on a geographically more balanced representation of accredited NGOs to the 2003 UNESCO Convention
On September 29, 2022, the fifth scheduled meeting of the working group on a geographically more balanced representation of accredited NGOs to the 2003 UNESCO…

Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan


The Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan is a representation of both natural and cultural phenomena. This is a network of sacred sites – springs, caves, mountains, mausoleums, lakes, tombs and trees – that people visit as pilgrims. An essential part of any pilgrimage practice is performance of rituals and ceremonies, which turns territories covered by sacred sites into a ritualized land.

Our mission


Aigine Cultural Research Center (CRC) (which means “lucid”, “definite”) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in May 2004 at the initiative of Gulnara Aitpaeva, Doctor of Philology, with the participation of Aida Alymbaeva and Mukaram Toktogulova, Candidate of Philology.


Aigine CRC works in the field of traditional knowledge, education and social science. The center conducts spiritual, educational and scientific activities based on external grants and self-financing. These activities are directed at preserving, developing and integrating traditional wisdom with contemporary life. Aigine CRC aims to incorporate the positive potential of traditional wisdom in decision-making at all levels of public and political life.


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