Monument Arch of Neutrality, Ashgabat

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An imposing landmark of the capital Monument Arch of Neutrality, stands as an impressive three-legged white tower glorifying the essence of Turkmenistan's complex policy. Topped by a gilt 12 m (39 ft) statue of the country's first president, this 95 m (312 ft) tall structure is set in a white marble town in a picturesque park. The popular Tripod features an observation deck at 45 m (148 ft) from where you can get panoramic views of the city. There is a museum with a collection of state gifts presented to the President Saparmurat Niyazov. Observe the changing of guards at the foot of the tower. Arrange to visit Monument Arch of Neutrality and other attractions in Ashgabat using our Ashgabat trip itinerary builder.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Imposing this essential monument in Asgabat or "City of love". Also known as "Tripod", it has 75 meters of height, white plain, as all this fascinating city built with marble and which is filled with lights at night. It was erected by the first President, Saparmurat Niyazov, to commemorate National neutrality. In life, the Golden image of the Obelisk rotating, but failed to do so with his death.
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  • May 18, 2017
    Large, fully decorated monument made out of white marble and gold (like the entire inner city) including a golden statue of the previous president (with cape!). Excellent, huge kitsch piece underlinin...  more »
  • May 13, 2017
    You have to see it in Ashgabat. It is shaped like the Eiffel Tower but has a gold statue of the former president on top. The locals call it "Batman" because of his pose. The guards don't want their pi...  more »

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