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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 21 September 2018
Roger G
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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 19 June 2018
Antonio B
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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”
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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 21 September 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.

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 3 May 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

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Reviewed 14 August 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

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Reviewed 17 July 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.

Thank Rifky K
Reviewed 4 June 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.

Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 19 March 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.

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Reviewed 2 March 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.

Thank angl0russ
Reviewed 2 March 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

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