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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek

(3.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Central Square ALA-too (Speckled mountains), where flies the State flag of the Kyrgyz Republic on the flagpole, around an ensemble of marble architectural structures, housed State institutions, commercial shops of souvenirs and national applied art of local and foreign entrepreneurs, as well as art galleries.
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  • Great place for local history, has all important museums and government buildings nearby. The entertainment aspect is great too as it has a couple of local parks and a cinema nearby. Raritet book stor...  more »
  • State symbols-the flag and anthem! Favorite spot townspeople-ALA-too square. Government House Museum, the flag and the statue of the writer Chingizu Ajtmatovu. Hence begins the city Bishkek. In summer, very nice, square.
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  • Nice park in central Bishkek with lovely gardens and fountain. Good meeting place and lots of people sitting and enjoying the park
  • A great place to walk around. The flowers are full in full bloom in the summer and smell wonderful. The night life is thriving.
  • Perfect place, I really like it.
  • Cool place
  • Beautiful place