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. Use our Ashgabat trip itinerary maker website to add Independence Monument and other attractions to your Ashgabat vacation plans.
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  • This is the Tower, built to commemorate the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan. Many statues built around the Tower, each is a statue of the great people of Turkmenistan. Regret was felt around while I explain to the students the more prior knowledge of world history input from visitors. Good time in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan was worse, so please come stop by.
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  • Designed to resemble the headwear it is yet another of Ashgabat's amazing white marble buildings. The surrounding park is vast with many statues and pools/fountains. You would be very unlucky if you d...  more »
  • All of Ashgabat is empty, the biggest, flashest white marble city with no people. When I asked why, our guide said that Turkmen people are nomadic and prefer to be in the desert away from the prying e...  more »
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  • If you ever get a chance to visit Turkmenistan, you should make it a point to visit this place. There are more than 60 statues in the vicinity and it is a sight to behold. The statues are impressive and they stand up tall and proud. I was there for a short while last year and was thoroughly impressed. Do make it a point to go there. You will not regret the decision.
  • 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!
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