Independence Square and Kazak Eli Monument, Astana
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Admire a huge independence monument and a stroll around an elevated, marble-paved plateau at Independence Square and Kazak Eli Monument, an impressive memorial complex dominating the landscape of central Astana. The 91 m (298 ft) tall column topped by a gilded statue of the mythical magic bird of happiness, Samruk, overlooks a vast open space with a boulevard traversing it. Sit and chill out on one of the numerous benches--wooden or marble--to take in the spirit of the place. Examine monumental bronze sculptures and elegant marble arches leading to the complex, all of which celebrate Kazakhstan’s independence. Well-lit at night, the square makes a nice spot to view the city skyline. Put Independence Square and Kazak Eli Monument into our Astana tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Often in the Palace of exhibitions, forums and conferences. Beautiful treasure of our capital. I think everyone either once at any event.
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  • There are many dostoprimechatel'stva. in the summer there are great celebration of Nauryz and write 500-Chiyo Kazakh Khanate. At the Palace of independence pass large international forums with the participation of Heads of State
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  • Building for formal events. Everything is simple, clear and well thought out. It is here that met Putin and Nazarbayev within XIII Forum of inter-regional cooperation of Russia and Kazakhstan October 4, 2016
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