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Watch the changing of the guard

Goose stepping guards who relieve their comrades every hour or so makes this a unique experience... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Roger G
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Statue in the Ala-too Square

We have many attraction in this square, the Erkindik statue is one of the things to see. Do not... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
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23 Sep 2018
“This controversial statue was replaced by the current Aikol Manas monument”
21 Sep 2018
“Watch the changing of the guard”
Ala-Too Square, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This statue no longer appears in Ala-Too square. Erkindik was a statue of a winged female figure representing Kyrgyzstan freedom. It was installed in Ala-Too square in 2003, replacing a statue of Lenin. From its installation, Erkindik was controversial. Many were insulted that a woman...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Goose stepping guards who relieve their comrades every hour or so makes this a unique experience for those who haven't seen this method of marching in the flesh.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roger G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We have many attraction in this square, the Erkindik statue is one of the things to see. Do not expect much.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank antoniobL6907PT
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Kyrgyzstan's statue of liberty was replaced by masculine Manas the warrior with a weapon on a stallion. People not only objected to a female on their main square to symbolize the nation, but also to the fact she did not look like a woman. Kyrgyz...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I did not travel for a while, but I stayed nearby for two years and passed & sat nearby more than once .. it seems that aesthetic place according to the seasons of the year, night day and different days of the week, I was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank suliman a
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This plaza contains many interesting monuments and is a great place to visit and get a feel of the history of the country. It is wide and has many beautiful building in the soviet style to see.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rifky K
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The main square in Bishkek is a must see, but it doesn't take long. The falg pole has changed since the picture here was taken.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This monument is replaced with Manas Statue a few years ago because the local people were not satisfied with the sculptor's design. Locals say that this statue was a horrible replica of a statue somewhere in Europe so they replaces it with the Manas Statue.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Natalia M
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Although gone now, it was replaced with yet another idol of a nation°in searсh of identity. You can find it now a bit further east on the same street at a cinema.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank angl0russ
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

The statue in the center of the city. Anyway, nothing fancy, just a landmark statue of Bishkek. Just less than 5 minutes for photo taking. Then to make the trip more worth, you should visit the historical museum nereby too

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ltp_BKK
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