Ala-Too Square
Ala-Too Square
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  • KatielouAustralia
    Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
    Goose Stepping Guards
    The central square of Bishkek serves as a place for state events and celebrations and includes many monuments. Of note is the statute of Manas regarded as a national hero. Next to Manas is the official flagpole of the Kyrgyz Republic. Be sure to be there to watch the changing of the guards (which occurs hourly).
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 7, 2023
  • drjamtravels
    Ljubljana, Slovenia340 contributions
    Central square in Bishkek
    This big square you will visit for sure while in the city, Here you will find a museum, a statue of Manas the Great, fountain. Many state-organized celebrations are here. Also changing of guards can be seen here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • TravelerCentralFLA
    Clermont, Florida1,326 contributions
    Important City Square in Bishkek
    I visited Ala-Too Square on my recent trip of Kyrgyzstan. It is a famous square in the heart of Bishkek. It includes the statue of Manas, the large national flag, the History Museum, and a very nice fountain area. This is definitely an area one should visit if visiting Bishkek.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 2, 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,326 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I visited Ala-Too Square on my recent trip of Kyrgyzstan. It is a famous square in the heart of Bishkek. It includes the statue of Manas, the large national flag, the History Museum, and a very nice fountain area. This is definitely an area one should visit if visiting Bishkek.
Written December 2, 2023
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drjamtravels
Ljubljana, Slovenia340 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This big square you will visit for sure while in the city, Here you will find a museum, a statue of Manas the Great, fountain. Many state-organized celebrations are here. Also changing of guards can be seen here.
Written November 5, 2023
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK189 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Big square with state history museum, Manas statue and shopping complex. Plenty of photo opportunities.
Written October 22, 2023
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P Bailey
Manchester, UK109 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The main square in this fascinating former Soviet republic's capital that is full of squares, parks and open spaces. Overlooked by pre 1991 architecture maintained to modern standards Ala Too is a must visit for any tourist.

The changing of the guard had all of the grandeur one would expect in such a fabulous place.

In 'The Land of Forty Tribes,' Kyrgyzstan's capital square delivered.

Full marks.
Written October 1, 2023
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BuRaiR
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,962 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Very beautiful sqaure to chill and walk around. Alot of local people during holidays/weekends. Nice lighting at night for photos. Dont miss this place if you are in Bishkek.
Written September 30, 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,379 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This square is nice to walk around.
There are a number of large statues and a very nice water fountain.
It is very clean and many families with children use the place.
Written August 29, 2023
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very nice square especially in summer. With the dry heat of Bishkek, the fountains are a great refreshment. Definitely try the kvass drink sold by the ladies with big buckets. Very delicious.
Written August 22, 2023
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
The central square of Bishkek serves as a place for state events and celebrations and includes many monuments. Of note is the statute of Manas regarded as a national hero. Next to Manas is the official flagpole of the Kyrgyz Republic. Be sure to be there to watch the changing of the guards (which occurs hourly).
Written July 7, 2023
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Spacious and all encompassing historical square that can impress any casual visitor. I went round this square many a times during my three days stay visiting museums, parks, historical monuments and a variety of eateries. Best place to spend time and energise oneself. The Kyrgyz national flag in the square in front of the museum and by the side of the tall statue of freedom is a major attraction.
Written November 14, 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
Sept 2022
More than likely you will walk here visiting central Bishkek, because there's a few thing to see : The State History Museum, statue of Manas The Great, changing of the guard, etc. The square itself is grand, another Soviet legacy, so good for a few quick photos, then move on.
Written November 7, 2022
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