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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  • This is a fantastic square!! So many amazing buildings in one place. You will come home with 30 (almost identical) pictures of this place.  more »
  • I only wish more people would be seen here. Grossly under populated city. Windy place as it is exposed. No plaques in english to inform tourists,.  more »
  • The Palace of Independence is a building just opposite the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Opened in 2008, it was the idea of the President and its modern style is another example of the contempor...  more »