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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  • Well organised place in the perfect middle of Bishkek, you can hardly miss out. It finely characterize the history of the city with the huge space and buildings. Absolutely worth a visit.  more »
  • The equestrian statue in front of the History Museum (currently closed now) located in downtown Bishkek. And fictional people who come on the epic Manas King and hero of Kyrgyzstan is to fantasize while watching the statue, who also said that like fun. Talked the driver asked for travel in those Soviet era had the statue of Lenin, it replaced the King equestrian statue of Manas. (I think it probably had to do such a thing)
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  • You can't avoid this monument that stands on the main square in front of the History Museum. I believe this monument replaced the statue of Lenin. On weekend evenings this place is full of families wi...  more »
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