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Address: Turkmenbasy Sayoly | Archabil, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan

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This is one of the MANY monuments that you see throughout Ashbabat. It is probably the most impressive in terms of size, pomposity and grandeur. You can get a great view of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very impressive monument, I cant really compare it to anything that I've previously seen. It really shows PRIDE Turkmen People take in their history.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

As previously noted Ashgabat is full of modern looking but way OTT monuments, however Unabhangigkeitsdenkmal, or Independence Park, whilst also being grandiose is actually well done with all the fountains, the parkland and especially the large statues of famous Turkmen historical figures. If you see only one of Ashgabat's many monuments make sure it is this one. The locals obviously... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is one of the MANY monuments that you see throughout Ashbabat. It is probably the most impressive in terms of size, pomposity and grandeur. You can get a great view of Independence Park from this monument.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Independence Park hosts the monument celebrating 8 years of independence. There is another celebrating five years. I enjoyed walking around it and looking at all the statues. You also get a good view of the national library across the road. Just as we finished the circuit there was a changing of the guard and we witnessed goose stepping at its... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I spend a whole afternoon here, just walking around and enjoying the modern Ashgabat which in my idea you can see in this beautiful park. I was really impressed with the giant statues!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As with most things in Ashgabat, this place is utterly deserted, as someone else commented, it feels like a movie set. For a ten minute wander (any longer and you would spontaneously combust in the heat) it is interesting and the statues and monuments are quite impressive.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Ashgabat is like a Hollywood movie set - absolutely perfect and spotlessly clean, Beautiful statues and fountains abound in green sparks with many fountains. Any drive is beautiful and there are very few people around to detract from the admiration.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

One of many amazing monuments of modern Ashabad. The whole city is a miracle. Hard to describe. Need to visit!

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Westlake Village, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I really liked the statues, there is so much detail on the statues and they are massive. You need to tour this monument with a guide to explain everything because there sin't any info there in english

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Voronezh, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

You can never have enough massive white marble monuments in a city like Ashgabat. This is one of them, where larger-than-life statues of great khans greet you as you approach.

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