In Gulcha travelers will find a museum dedicated to Kurmanjan Datka, a famous woman and Kyrgyz leader that stood up against Russian expansion in southern Kyrgyzstan over a century ago. She was awarded the title “datka,” meaning general, twice and is considered a national hero. She is featured on the 50 som note and just recently (2014), the Kyrgyz film industry produced a movie about her appropriately titled Kurmanjan Datka.
Gulcha is located south of Osh. Travelers can reach the village via the Chyrchyk Pass (2,402 m).