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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  • Empty and odd. It is such as strange feeling to walk around a structure this large with no one around except the occasional worker in the distance. Words can not describe it.  more »
  • Not sure of the purpose of the structure, it is empty and was built to celebrate independence so there it stands.Worth looking at  more »
  • In this square, there are many huge statutes displaying power and might, a good representation of how this country would like you to remember it. I don't know every statute and who they are, so if you...  more »
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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!
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  • 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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