Clean and impressive, Ala-Too Square fits in well with its monumental surroundings in central Bishkek. The focus of public life in the capital, the square features a monument to liberty and a large equestrian statue of Manas, the hero of the 17th-century epic, erected on a tall red marble pedestal against a backdrop of the State Historical Museum. With terraced pools, musical fountain shows, and benches scattered all over the square, the place makes a popular hangout place for families. The square also features a monument to the famous writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Take a stroll around and enjoy monumental buildings, or watch the changing of the guards at the base of a giant 45 m (148 ft) mast hoisting the Kyrgyzstan flag. Plan my trip to Bishkek with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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Ala-Too Square Reviews
First of all, the guards - they are changing every hour and it's an interesting thing for the foreigners to see. The Prussian goose step adopted by Russia and modified in Soviet Union looks a bit... more »
It really is not a place worth visiting specifically. You better path by on the way to other tourist sites. It's a big square. It has fountains, museum, statues and big Kyrgyz flag with soldiers... more »
Grand place nice to visit and people watch. On a Sunday lots of kids out playing on scooters and bikes. Also nice to see There are guards the flags who don't move and that's always fun to nitpick. Went in October the fountains are not filled , might be a summer thing only. Only a handful of street vendors too
Very nice place. Visit in the evening to spectacular guard changing ceremony.
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