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Outstanding sculptures

Exceptional work of art. Sculptures which need lot of understanding. A monument depicted to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Suva, Fiji
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Yet another monument

We visited this monument in the evening when the low sunlight showed it well. It is approached by... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom
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Arcabil Sayoly, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals call this monument the toilet plunger, and one can see why. These great black and gold figures around its base are from Turkmen history and they are fabulous. The evening news starts every evening with a shot of this monument.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AgathaMildew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the main monuments. It's is nicely finished and beautiful. There is a park with trees planted by heads of state that have visited the place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of a kind. We have never seen anything like it, and we highly recommend that any visitor take a look at it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 712robink
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Independence park and the surrounding grounds and statuary is truly amazing and it is truly the number one sight of Ashgabat. It's a sight that is totally unique to the world. Not only is the sight amazing but the surrounding views of this area of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T3165SUjeff
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Our guide called this Independence Park. The tall monument is surrounded by impressive statues of leaders in what is now Turkmenistan. It helps to have a guide who can identify these men and their place in history. The views are nice tool

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit in Ashgabat where all previous leaders have their own statue, we did not enter the central building, do not know if it is allowed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Metin S
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Exceptional work of art. Sculptures which need lot of understanding. A monument depicted to independence and father of the nation. Beautiful site to spend time. Museum got operating hours. A must if you are in Ashgabat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nouzab
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this monument in the evening when the low sunlight showed it well. It is approached by walking past several statues and with ornamental gardens surrounding it. As one of the tens of monuments it is interesting to see in a pleasant setting.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The Independence Monument is one of several iconic monuments located around Ashgabat that you will likely see on the standard tour of the city. The monument is set in a nice, well maintained part and the architecture is interesting. Beyond that, it is good for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Barton21
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Ashgabat is full of large monuments. This one is quite attractive with large statues of historical men and is set in a lovely garden.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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