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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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  • A huge statue in front of the Museum. It is one of the ubiquitous national hero Manas. Around the image is turned into a huge square, or take a family walk, or skateboarding youth will become a playground.
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  • I was there in July 2016, the entire statue and square around it was sectioned off and stood in the scaffolding. Not a closer look so.
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  • This is, perhaps, the premier monument in the nation if Kyrgyzstan primarily for the significance of Manas to the significance of the Kyrgyz identity. It is the focal point of attention in Ala-Too Squ...  more »