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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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