The Korkyt Ata memorial complex is located 18 km northwest of Zhosaly settlement, Karmakshy district, Kyzylorda region. The construction of the complex began in 1980. The complex consists of several monuments. The authors of the monument are famous architects B.A. Ibraev, S.I. Isataev.
In 1997, restoration work was carried out. The architectural ensemble was supplemented by an amphitheater, a hotel and other objects and turned into a memorial complex.
By 2000, the construction of the complex was completed, which includes a small administration building and a museum of history and culture of the Korkyt Ata era. Since this year, the complex has been providing services as a branch of the regional museum.
In 2014, restoration work was carried out at the expense of the regional budget. As a result, the important objects of the complex, this is the building of the museum and administration, heal, an amphitheater, a stele, a cat sculpture, are presented in a new guise.
Stela - represents four elements reminiscent of a kobyz. The height of the steles is 12.1 meters, the width is 5.3 meters, lined with Korday granite. Each stella is oriented in different directions of the world. In the place of convergence of the bells, there is an organ of 40 metal pipes. Under the influence of the wind, he makes sounds resembling the sound of a kobyz. Inside, the monument forms a lancet vault covering the central symbol - the axis. It is decorated with the ornament “thuye taban” (“footprint of a camel”), symbolizing the Korkut’s camel Zhelmaya, which has magical powers.
Koshkar sculpture - length 165.5 cm, width 85 cm, height 120 cm. It is made of Korday granite. Koshkar of ancient Aryan and Kazakh mythology is a symbol of heavenly good fortune and protection from evil forces. Therefore, the forms of the entire culture are complex in nature, combining the image of a cat and a Saka griffin — the head of a griffin, wings on its back, legs like those of a Sfinsk, etc.
Hiluet - a gathering place for religious ceremonies by dervishes, followers of the teachings or a basement for requests and appeals. On the walls there are narrow openings for backlit. A staircase is equipped at the place of namaz reading.
Amphitheater - built in the examples of building architecture of the Roman era, designed to watch various games, events and competitions. In the middle of the amphitheater is a round arena. The seats of the audience in the form of a closed circle, rising upstairs. Amphitheater dimensions: 536 sq.m., lower diameter - 6 m, upper diameter - 25 m.
Museum - the structure of the museum is one-story, L-shaped in plan. The parameters of the building are 15.9x14 meters. The building consists of 3 exhibition halls. It presents valuable exhibits and materials from the history and culture of the Korkyt era. The museum fund has more than 700 exhibits.
The area where the steles are located is heal and the amphitheater is fenced with high concrete granite cladding. The size of this area is 74.22x67.18 m., height is 3.9 m.