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. Using our world travel planner, Astana attractions like Independence Square and Kazak Eli Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Area surprises its size as and most architectural dostopriechatelnostej the new Astana!
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  • Square and the monument itself are located between independence Palace and the Palace of peace and reconciliation (Pyramid). Here periodically hosts a variety of festivals: sets the scene, artists and so on. Also here you can contemplate military parades that takes the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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  • This square is part of a conglomeration of places to visit in Astana, with a wonderful Convention Center
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