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Monument to Manas the Great, Bishkek

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Admire the impressive statue of the national icon at Monument to Manas the Great, a centrally located monument in Ala-Too Square. Erected in 2011 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the nation's independence, the statue portrays the main protagonist of a national epic written in an 18th-century Persian manuscript. Sculpted by Bazarbai Sydykov and cast in Moscow, the 17 m (55 ft) tall equestrian sculpture holds a sheathed sword with his left hand. The statue replaced the previous 12 m (39 ft) tall monument to Erkindik, a woman representing liberty, which had in 1999 replaced a statue of Lenin. The face, according to the artist, resembles the face of the famous late Kyrgyz actor, Suimenkul Chokmorov. To visit Monument to Manas the Great on your holiday in Bishkek, and find out what else Bishkek has to offer, use our Bishkek travel itinerary maker.
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  • Ago the Museum of history of Bishkek city centre the equestrian statue of Manas. Is that where once had a statue of Lenin, but is was transformed into the King statue of Manas independent 20 year anniversary in 2011. It is a spectacular stands out big and far away from the statue.
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  • Unless you are a huge fan of Manas, a stroll in the surrounding parcs may have more to offer. Of course once one is there, one can take a stroll to the statue as well :) 
  • Walked passed the statue not knowing who he was until I searched around on TripAdvisor. It is a majestic statue on an empty square right opposite Ala-Too Square. Apparently, Manas is of great signific...  read more »
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