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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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All reviews state history museum every hour historical place takes place huge statue main area kids playing southern end statue of lenin flag pole flower beds beautiful flowers national flag white house under renovation soviet times soviet era
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Try to get there when they are changing the guards; it is quite spectacular and well worth watching. The square itself is huge so take time to look around. The Kyrgyzstan flag is very impressive especially if there is a bit of a wind!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eileen98
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice park and square - good place for photos. Not very crowded, easy walk from nearby attractions and restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TumbleWeedTW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see the way different countries display their character. Clearly Kyrgystan is proud of its flag.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hired a taxi and went to the Ala-Too Square. It was a gorgeous sunny day in July 2019 but slightly hot. The driver started explaining this place and first thing I noticed was the statue of a soldier on a horse. So I asked...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Abdulla H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The changing of the guards is such a unique and cool thing. The guards stay still for hours each day. The plaza around it is also beautiful with the iconic statue and the giant tall flag!

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Similar to main squares in other former Soviet Republics.There are impressive statues and fountains surrounded by well tended gardens.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SydneyBill
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

This square is worth visiting with the imposing statue/flag in front of waterfalls and flower beds. The guard change is good with their John Cleese walk. I was there dead on midday to see it so think it must be on the hour.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2019

I think this Sq. has been considered as the main Sq and main place of the city. nice buildings around and nice freshening fountains. the museum and statues, great area to visit

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 2 September 2019

This is the central historical place in Bishkek wherein the giant statue of Manas (considered the founder of the state who unified 40 odd tribes) is in display. The hugely spacious & open square also houses the now under renovation "State History Museum" behind which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Arindam G
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

A typical soviet-era town square with giant flag, gardens, and fountains surrounded by cafes, fast food, and small shops. You won’t miss this square on any visit to Bishkek!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from urosdernovsek | Reviewed this property |
I agree, Marshutka's are the best and cheapest way of travel. Did only two countries (Almaty-Bishkek), both are safe.
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Response from Abdulla H | Reviewed this property |
I was told it is every hour on the hour.