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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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  • Drove by the area where erected a Christmas tree. A lot of drunken santaklausov, myrkov, scattered debris everywhere. Clearly it is better to visit this place during the day. Or after the new year.
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  • Driving almost every day on the square, watch her decorate to celebrate the new year. Very nice evening when include festive lighting.
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  • There is a detailed travelogue with many pictures as a paperback (ISBN 978-3-7439-6275-0) or e-book (ISBN 978-3-7439-6277-4) under the title: "Kyrgyzstan notes on a trip in the spring 2017"
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  • Ploshad of bishkek. it is the where people always gather when they have free time and this place is mind relaxing. Boys and girls of very young age mostly come here for cycling and skateboarding. This place is worth visiting
  • The city's central square, what you should know before visit it: - It was built in 1984 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Kyrgyz SSR. - ‎The square has a statue of Manas ( tradicional epic poem hero) - ‎It's used for goverment events and celebration. Also is a meeting point. - ‎Nice place to take pictures. - ‎You should visit during daytime and nighttime. - ‎It's a quiet place with a few benchs. I recommend visit this square.
  • Ala Too square is one of the centres of the country. Various important historical moments happened here. These days it's the centre for cultural events and life of the city. Local visitors of Bishkek like to hang out on the square during the evenings. Spectacular events happen during the main holidays - Noruz (March), Victory day (9th May), Independence Day (31st August). On the square you can see the soldiers of national guard, standing at the Kyrgyz flag. The guards are changing every 2 hours. National Museum is one of the dominance of the square and there you can get to know more about the history of Kyrgyzstan.
  • On ala too square you can experience large festival like nooruz & other live broadcast throughout the country. *Best to visit in the evening.*
  • The best place to visit in Bishkek. if you go - go for more time . stay there for couple of hours atleast

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Where to stay in Bishkek

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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