Monument Arch of Neutrality

Monument Arch of Neutrality

Monument Arch of Neutrality
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Maral.Vel
By Maral.Vel
Symbol of Neutrality
5.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2019
I go there quite often. Every local or guest of the capital also likes to go there during nice weather. And the weather is nice for most part of the year. You will see lots of people making picnics during summer evenings. The monument is surrounded with big park. And during summer times, when even the evenings are hot, the place is relatively pleasant, because it is located higher from the rest part of the city and there are lots of greenery which is regularly watered. So, you might want to take a blanket and something to eat or watch when you go there. Also, there are bike rentals. There is a restaurant there and you can find a toilet if you need to. the monument itself is beautiful. The ticket costs really cheap if you are Turkmen citizen. Anyways, no one is checking passports when you get into elevator. Elevator takes you up to the monument. There is small museum like thing inside. Also you can take another elevator to the top and see the magnificent city. there are covered places for picnics on a rainy day and lots of benches if you do not like the idea of sitting on the grass or if you forgot to take blanket with you or if the grass is still damp from recent watering. Always pleasant experience no matter you go there for picnic or for the view. Also, if it is a holiday season or something and you know that there will be fireworkds, the area around monument provides good view to the whole city and the fireworks. you do not need to go up to the top of the monument for a view. Adviced.

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kenkeh
Subang Jaya, Malaysia2,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My 2nd stop for attractions at Ashgabat city (part of my tour program ) one of the unique architecture in the city featuring white , gold color
Written 24 November 2023
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Maral.Vel
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I go there quite often. Every local or guest of the capital also likes to go there during nice weather. And the weather is nice for most part of the year. You will see lots of people making picnics during summer evenings. The monument is surrounded with big park. And during summer times, when even the evenings are hot, the place is relatively pleasant, because it is located higher from the rest part of the city and there are lots of greenery which is regularly watered. So, you might want to take a blanket and something to eat or watch when you go there.

Also, there are bike rentals. There is a restaurant there and you can find a toilet if you need to.

the monument itself is beautiful. The ticket costs really cheap if you are Turkmen citizen. Anyways, no one is checking passports when you get into elevator. Elevator takes you up to the monument. There is small museum like thing inside. Also you can take another elevator to the top and see the magnificent city. there are covered places for picnics on a rainy day and lots of benches if you do not like the idea of sitting on the grass or if you forgot to take blanket with you or if the grass is still damp from recent watering.

Always pleasant experience no matter you go there for picnic or for the view. Also, if it is a holiday season or something and you know that there will be fireworkds, the area around monument provides good view to the whole city and the fireworks. you do not need to go up to the top of the monument for a view.

Adviced.
Written 7 January 2020
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myle tan
Romblon Island, Philippines272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a nice tall white and gold monument to take pictures of. The whole city is made of white marbles.
Written 26 December 2019
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Our guided tour in Ashgabat had us stopping here after sunset. Our guide tried to see if we could ride to the top but he was told it wasn't working. I guess usually you can go to the top.

This is the tallest monument in Turkmenistan and cost 12 million to build. It was built by the 1st President to celebrate the country's declaration to the UN in 1995 that they would never go to war or interfere in the affairs of other countries.
Written 3 November 2019
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John A
Las Vegas, NV257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
They have an itinerary of places for tourists to visit. So over the top it is hard to believe. Looks a lot like a giant wine bottle opener
Written 29 October 2019
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Tim R
Fort Worth1,015 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
IN keeping with the country's stance of absolute neutrality this, this tall and unique structure is a fitting reminder.
Written 26 September 2019
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Andrew M
7,280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The arch of neutrality was constructed in 1998, three years after recognition of the UN General Assembly as Turkmenistan being a neutral country. It was not a part of our tour program, and we took bus 8 to this site. We didn't take a photo from near the bus stop, but elected to walk back to the road and take a photo, as we had another attraction that we were rushing to.

This is just another of the many monuments in Turkmenistan, and is not really impressive. Other buses that stop here include 21 and 35. It is a 1km walk west of the National Museum, and Independence Park is a short bus ride away. The wedding palace is a short drive west of this monument on Archabil Highway.
Written 28 August 2019
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AlistairBurrow
Glasgow, UK140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This three legged monument celebrates Turkmenistan's Declaration of Neutrality which was endorsed by the United Nations in 1995. There are two soldiers on guard here all the time, with the shift changing every two hours with all due ceremony. Like other places we visited there was no one else here despite it being the middle of the day. As elsewhere lots of flag poles, trees, grass and fountains round about ensure it stands out, and gives good views over the city and surrounding mountains.
Written 22 August 2019
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AgathaMildew
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
A great place to visit and experience. However, it is almost never open. The lifts up the monument are dodgy and I know people who have gotten stuck in them for hours.
Written 14 August 2019
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK1,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
The former Leader no longer rotates to the sun and the lifts are not always open to the public to go up to the mid point on the structure but this is on Ashgabat’s “must do” lists. Free, unless you can get to use the lift.
Written 3 August 2019
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