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Monument Arch of Neutrality

Bitaraplyk sayoly, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Excellent display of the marble city

Large, fully decorated monument made out of white marble and gold (like the entire inner city... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Joost G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A strange kind of kitsch

You have to see it in Ashgabat. It is shaped like the Eiffel Tower but has a gold statue of the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
new york
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Bitaraplyk sayoly, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Large, fully decorated monument made out of white marble and gold (like the entire inner city) including a golden statue of the previous president (with cape!). Excellent, huge kitsch piece underlining the city's reputation.

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

You have to see it in Ashgabat. It is shaped like the Eiffel Tower but has a gold statue of the former president on top. The locals call it "Batman" because of his pose. The guards don't want their pictures taken.

Thank wardnick1
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Arch of Neutrality commemorates 1995 UN General Assembly resolution of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.The Arch of Neutrality – is visual embodiment of Turkmen people's pride in their Motherland.

Thank SatyendraGarg
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It's summer and allegedly it's 22 degrees but the sun is blazing hot as I walk towards a towering monument made of... guess what... white marble. The first time I heard of Turkmenistan was because of this particular monument. I was particularly taken with the...More

Thank cactus1305
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Arch of Neutrality reaches a total of 75 meters, making it the highest construction in Turkmenistan, above the 600 year old Kutlug Timur minaret. The Arch of Neutrality is decorated with white marble, with bronze relief compositions from Turkmen history on the sides of...More

Thank ChiKri
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Another spectacular monument in photogenic Ashgabat, this time to celebrate Turkmenistan's declaration of neutrality. Like many other monuments seems rather bizarre and rather pointless. The "ribs" on the lower part of the structure include two enclosed, and air conditioned, elevators in which you can travel,...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If I understood correctly, this monument was originally built by the first president, Niyazov, to celebrate the UN declaration of Turkmenistan's neutrality. His golden statue at the top revolved so that it always faced the sun. The second president removed the monument to the outskirts...More

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 30 April 2016

architecturally impressive, but seem so senseless. Looks like they built something pretty for the sake of building something.

Thank horse54
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

One of several imposing monuments celebrating Niyazov and his dubious foreign policy. Make sure you get your photo taken here so you can remember having visited Ashgabat.

Thank stpn_fz
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I discovered the monument when walking around the city. Though it was closed for public at that time, I enjoyed admiring it from the outside. The guards were nice and didn't mind me taking some photos.

Thank AlinaTMer
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