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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek

3.9
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bishkek
Clean and impressive, Ala-Too Square fits in well with its monumental surroundings in central Bishkek. The focus of public life in the capital, the square features a monument to liberty and a large equestrian statue of Manas, the hero of the 17th-century epic, erected on a tall red marble pedestal against a backdrop of the State Historical Museum. With terraced pools, musical fountain shows, and benches scattered all over the square, the place makes a popular hangout place for families. The square also features a monument to the famous writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Take a stroll around and enjoy monumental buildings, or watch the changing of the guards at the base of a giant 45 m (148 ft) mast hoisting the Kyrgyzstan flag. Plan my trip to Bishkek with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Huge open space in the center of Bishkek with some of the most important monuments and museums of the city. One should turn a round around the Paltz and then wait for the changing of the guard at the flagpole, which always takes place at the hour.
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  • I hired a taxi and went to the Ala-Too Square. It was a gorgeous sunny day in July 2019 but slightly hot. The driver started explaining this place and first thing I noticed was the statue of a soldier...  more »
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  • Ala too square is located in the middle of the Bishkek with fantastic views to capture for photography lovers Try to visit before 4pm as they don’t have a good lighting for all try buildings and will be a hard task to walk around as it will be super cool with breeze Roads and floor will be slippery so take care with your foots and always try to use boots 🥾 which will be the safest Get some good landscapes with snow ❄️
  • Superpretty place. The changing of the guards is nice to watch. It is also a nice place to take pictures because of the pretty buildings, trees and mountains in the background. The square is clean and well maintained. Very nice shops around the square. The park near is also very nice and well kept. The ferriswheel is a must! You get a nice vieuw of the square from there.
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