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Independence Monument, Ashgabat

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Admire the impressive marble-plated pillar with gilded ornaments of Independence Monument. The site stands 118 m (387 ft) tall in National Independence Park. Covering an area of over 80,000 sq m (861,113 sq ft) and inspired by traditional Turkmen tents, the monument has five main entrances guarded by statues of Turkmen warrior heroes. Inside the building, there are exhibition halls featuring artwork related to history of Turkmenistan. The monument is surrounded by greenery and a cascade pool. Plan to visit Independence Monument and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ashgabat attractions using our Ashgabat trip generator.
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  • Beautiful park, white like all Ashgabat, which means the city of love, by the way. Magnificent colossal statues, about 4 or 5 meters, essential characters in the history of the country: writers, philosophers, thinkers, tribal leaders, rulers, etc. It commemorates the signing of the country's independence in 1991. It is worth to see the changing of the guard of soldiers on their border, but don't do pictures of the moment, is not allowed.
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  • Quintessential example of the splendor and opulence used in erecting monuments by the nation's previous president. Set in the large Independence park including a large amount of dark / gold statues, g...  more »
  • In the capital, cars participating under the view point of view is a large, white, dry cleans this Combination of three kind of element. This scenery little 偉 statue, here in the middle of place really impressive!
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  • indipendence monument locates in very beautiful park. You can see important heros for Turkmen history. You can see many memories for president inside of the monument.
  • This is the "Garashsyzlyk Bina - Independence Monuments" surrounded by the statues of ancestors of Turkmen's and lots of beautiful fountains. I loved the experience of walking around it but didn't get a chance to go in. It's 5 star building situated in the nice park. You can walk around or jog and stop by for a selfie. Highly recommend!
  • We proud of having this building
  • There are plenty of things to visit in Ashgabat, this is one of those. This is quite a strange, recently built, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
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  • This place is very beautiful. Especially beautiful at night. Here the picnickers. Come will not regret.
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Budget is not a word you'll hear often in Ashgabat, so be prepared for lavish accommodation options. With one of the largest selections of high-class hotels in the country, the city caters to those who desire pampering. The range of luxury places to stay in Ashgabat will leave you spoiled for choice. Travelling here on a shoestring presents more of a challenge, even the city's mid-range options cost more than your average city. A more remote location will bring the price down a little; hotels situated further from downtown offer a more affordable stay.
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