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“huge statue”(2 reviews)
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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All reviews every hour huge statue main area kids playing southern end state museum statue of lenin take pictures white house flower beds soviet times soviet style worth a visit guard flag soldiers parade
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were families hanging put with kids playing in the area. Missed the changing of the guards though, which reviews said can be quite an interesting experience. Went around at the back to see the Stalin statue. It’s a historical place that saw the biggest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tatee69
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Big square right in the middle of Bishkek. The flag is guarded by two soldiers who change on the hour and it is great to watch them march in and out

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Architecture is soviet, ergo, place is really big. It is nice to see the guard changing, and local families during the weekends, on summer evenings. You can see and appreciate sharing: children borrow toys, rollers, etc. That is nice and could be practised more also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank urosdernovsek
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We walked 1 km southeast from our Plaza Hotel Bishkek after having lunch at the Arzu Restaurant. Approaching the Ala-Too Square, people were lingering at the steps from the row of restaurants along the west side. We walked over to the floral clock to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Every town has a square which represents a history of the past so to the people of Bishkek it was important.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A public square facing the famous mountain with a horseback statue of a great leader. A good place walk around with few meters from Govt building and Museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nouzab
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Ala-Too is a public square in Bishkek. The whole area is cozy. Lots of people during sunset. It is quite a lively place with several fountains as well as many restaurants surrounding the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lance_Kerwin
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Ala-Too is the largest public square in Kyrgyzstan, spanning 300 by 130 meters between Kiev, Panfilov, Pushkin and Kiev streets. It is bisected (East to West) by Chuy Avenue. Formerly called Lenin Square (during the Soviet era), the square was renamed to Ala-Too ("Motley Mountains")...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 18 September 2018

not huge, but worth a visit if only to see Manas, and the flag pole with the guards. the buildings over the road were decked out for the world nomad games when we went which added a splash of colour

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phillkentuk
Reviewed 12 September 2018

it is the main area of city. Surrounded by govt offices, parks and historical monuments. Gives a glimpse of the city life that Bishkek offers, Very well decorated on special occasions. Good time out

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kaash713
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