Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex

Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex

Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex
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Bikrova St, Ashgabat 744000 Turkmenistan

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Martin J
Levice, Slovakia539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
At the morning to 10Am is this place absolutely empty, without others persons. You need taxi or own car to get there. Its free of charge. Toilets is also available.
Written 13 September 2019
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AlistairBurrow
Glasgow, UK136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Unusually for Ashgabat this monument does not feature white marble, although not because they had run out of it! The memorials mark the Great Game of the late 19th century with various carved reliefs one the walls of the Complex; the Great Patriotic War of 1941 -45, with two columns 45 metres high (for 1945), and another monument featuring a grieving woman with arms outstretched; and a third memorial featuring a bull with the globe on its shoulders to the victims of the Earthquake of 1948 which devastated the area. Once again two guards on duty at the war memorial, and no one else there apart from us, the guards, and a few grounds maintenance staff.

As elsewhere it features large open paved spaces, grass, flowers and water features. A quiet tranquil spot to reflect, and whilst as monumental as much else in Ashgabat it is a relief to escape the white marble.
Written 22 August 2019
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Ivariversen
Oslo, Norway179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Visited this rather unknown place and were the only visitors - in addition to two guards at their post. A fine place to spend some hour, just some 15 min out of town. The most interesting thing is probably the "bull statue" with the president and the top. You will probably never see the same!
Written 7 August 2018
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The site is known as the People's memory complex. We visited it as part of a pre-arranged tour. The complex is in a great location with views of the Kopet Dag mountains, which forms part of the border between Iran and Turkmenistan. There were only five visitors here. There were three external exhibits; the first was on the left and was dedicated to the Gokdepe Battle. The second was at the far end of the complex, a sculpture of a bull with a globe between it's horns and a small golden child atop. It was named Ruhy Tagzym. This monument was dedicated to the memory of the persons who died in the 1948 earthquake.

The final monument, was a design of five tapered columns, in the middle of which is the eternal flame. This monument is dedicated to the fallen in WW2. Note that only distant photos are possible of the guards on either side of the monument. This is a great area for viewing Ashgabat city. Attractions that can be seen from here include the TV tower, Wedding Palace and Walk of Health. There are reliefs on the brown walls surrounding the complex which relate to the Gokdepe battle. The museum was divided into two areas; the earthquake and Ashgabat architecture to the left and the military museum exhibits to the right. The camera fee here was 50 manat, and we decided not to take photos.

The earthquake section had interactive machines where you could view the before and after black and white photos. It also had a model of the ruined city of Ashgabat which was very well done. The picture that we remember here is the clock tower at the old Textile factory which was one of the only structures that remained standing in the city. The clock tower can still be viewed today, as it is a 5 minute walk north west of the circus on Magytmguly Avenue. There was also a section on Ashgabat architecture, which displayed holograms and pictures of the most well known structures in the city.

The military museum contained displays on the Goekdepe and WW2 conflicts. Clothing, weapons and old pictures/photos were the main exhibits. The highlight of this section is a diorama of the Goekdepe battle, which was very good. There was almost a total absence of Russian and Soviet history here, and we preferred the Goekdepe Military Museum which though smaller had a more "balanced" set of exhibits. This was a good complex, but as with all the other attractions that we visited in Ashgabat, it was almost empty. You can visit this attraction on your own as Bus # 6 runs on this route.
Written 29 August 2019
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
One of only a handful of non white marble complexes in Ashgabat and as such is bit of a novelty. The monument set on a hillside is visible from many places in Ashgabat as it is away from the centre about 20 minutes drive at the most from downtown.
On our visit it was completely deserted apart from the guards and a guy from the small on-site museum. It is very peaceful with interesting monuments, frieze and flower beds. The arch, columns and Bull sculpture was large and impressive.
Worth a visit to escape the white marble for half an hour!
Written 27 August 2018
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kenkeh
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A huge park decorated with beautiful flowers , it’s a memorial park . There’s guard taking care of the fire 🔥 in the column . It was nice to stroll around overlooking the mountains
Written 24 November 2023
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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I walked the 3 km from my hotel to this monument which honors the victims of wars and the earthquake in 1948 which caused extreme damage to buildings and death to many people in Ashgabat. It is a quiet tranquil spot with flowers and water features. There are 3 monuments and a wall, one memorial is featuring a bull with the globe on its shoulders and a small golden child atop the globe. This monument is dedicated to the people who died during the 1948 earthquake.

In the center there are 5 brown columns with an eternal fire in the middle of the columns in memory of the war 1941-1945. Two guards are on duty at this war memorial. Another monument consists of an arc, 2 scholars and it appears to depict a grieving woman with outstretched arms. There is a long wall with reliefs showing war scenes.

The museum contains displays of Goekdepe and WW2 conflicts. Clothing, weapons, letters, medals and old pictures/photos are the main exhibits. The highlight of the museum is an excellent diorama of the Goekdepe battle. Entrance fee is either 1 USD or 50 Manat, so better carry a 1 dollar note with you. To take photos inside the museum would cost another 50 manat. Apart from 3 Turkmen men I was the only visitor. I enjoyed the walk, the tranquillity. There is no restaurant or little cafe around thus prepare yourself with something to drink, especially when you walk all the way like me.

Written 27 October 2023
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Gaynor C
Oxford, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Worn out from the heat and Ashgabat white marble, I was not keen on further sighteeing. However, this is a memorial park more reminiscent of the National Arboretum in the UK and absolutely worth a visit (no white marble). It combines a memorial to the victims of the 1948 earthquake and those who died in World War II. Weirdly, we were the only visitors which made it even more tranquil and a place to reflect.
Written 17 August 2019
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