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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Free Great clean and neat square close to everything. I like the space and the access to shops at Ala-Too. the main road cuts right here and zebra crossing allows one to cross onto the other side. I r...  more »
  • Great place to sit, or just cross the road and have some really decent coffee while watching the flag fly and admiring the very impressive fountains and buildings.  more »
  • The square is gorgeous at night. It is very nicely lit up and there are lots of cafe's and restaurants around.  more »
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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.