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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. See Ala-Too Square and all Bishkek has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bishkek vacation trip planner.
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  • Own opposite the historical Museum, you will find in this large square the Kyrgyz flag that flutters in the wind.
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  • The flag is in the central plaza right near the statue of Manis the Great . It is red to represent the blood of those who died to protect the new nation, the center is a rendition of the top of a Yurt...  more »
  • This year we saw the area in summer. Liked the simplicity and grandeur of this place. A lot of people, all very friendly.
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  • Awesome decorations! Good place to spend time with family & kids
  • Nice place. Fountains are very beautiful!
  • A big square of Soviet inspired design, not particularly attractive in winter except for Nooruz festival
  • A open square field in Bishkek. very nice to meet some friends.
  • 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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