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 and other attractions in Bishkek, use our Bishkek trip maker tool .
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  • In Kyrgyzstan everything is associated with the great Manas be it airline. It center hotel or monument. The great statue at city center is one of the biggest attraction for tourists. At height it is e...  more »
  • This is located in the center of Bishkek near the presidential palace and the Parliament building. The monument itself is similar to many other monuments you have seen in the world, but Manas is consi...  more »
  • Everywhere you go in Kyrgyzstan you will come across Manas the Great, the national hero. Lots of locals around his statue in Ala Too Square - may be good for a selfie.  more »

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