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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek

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Clean and impressive, Ala-Too Square fits in well with its monumental surroundings in central Bishkek. The focus of public life in the capital, the square features a monument to liberty and a large equestrian statue of Manas, the hero of the 17th-century epic, erected on a tall red marble pedestal against a backdrop of the State Historical Museum. With terraced pools, musical fountain shows, and benches scattered all over the square, the place makes a popular hangout place for families. The square also features a monument to the famous writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Take a stroll around and enjoy monumental buildings, or watch the changing of the guards at the base of a giant 45 m (148 ft) mast hoisting the Kyrgyzstan flag. Plan my trip to Bishkek with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • October 6, 2017
    An obvious place to go and it is full of history, much of it not very pleasant. Fairly plain, but also a place to rest your feet  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Is the central square of Bishkek. Before there was a large statue of Lenin that was removed when the USSR was dissolved. Now houses the statue of Manas since 31.08.2011. EGCL-12
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  • September 24, 2017
    A huge open space with fountains and surrounded by great buildings. So nice to see open spaces retained rather than used for more high rise ghettos. The overhead fairy lights in the shape and colour o...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    Awesome decorations! Good place to spend time with family & kids
  • May 13, 2017
    Nice place. Fountains are very beautiful!
  • March 25, 2017
    A big square of Soviet inspired design, not particularly attractive in winter except for Nooruz festival
  • March 19, 2017
    A open square field in Bishkek. very nice to meet some friends.
  • March 16, 2017
    Great place! Beautiful square! one of the important city places.

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When staying in Bishkek, you can choose from numerous accommodation options, ranging widely in pricing and amenities. Many backpacker-style lodgings, concentrated mostly in the city center near the railway station, offer dormitory and private homestay rooms. In the mid-range, a number of hotels and guesthouses in the city have decent amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, television, and air-conditioning. If you wish to splurge on a more luxurious room during your stay, several upscale hotels, especially in the business district, boast pools, conference rooms, and modern amenities.
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