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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  • August 8, 2017
    A very popular place for locals and guests alike, yes the same July heat is no obstacle. A tremendous area, partially fenced and is under renovation.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Field worth a visit and is one of the biggest squares in the capital Bishkek and features provided most of the entertainment of riding horses and cycling walaskit fun place for families and children
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  • July 17, 2017
    It is a large sculpture of Manis the Great on top of a marble pedestal . This space had a statue of Lenin before but after the breakup of the Soviet Union the statue of Lenin was moved to another loca...  more »

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