Monument to Manas the Great

Monument to Manas the Great

Monument to Manas the Great
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Monument is an equestrian statue on a pedestal of Manas. Manas is the hero of an Epic poem. He is a national hero for the Kyrgyz people. This statue stands in front of the Museum of National History on Ala-Too Square. It is an iconic statue in the heart of the Kyrgyz Capital.
Written 2 December 2023
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It's a large, quite impressive monument right at the heart of the city. Cannot miss it, nice for photos. Right in front of the history museum, close to many other attractions, restaurants and shopping centers.
Written 11 September 2022
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Beautiful monument of heroe Manat in the center of Bishkek. This is must visit atraction in capital of Kyrgyzstan republic
Written 23 May 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,520 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
In 1995 four years after the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic the government -in search of a glorious national symbol- ordered the celebration of the 1000th birthday of Manas. There is no evidence that Manas was born that long time ago. Battles and events described in the Manas epic of which there are historical records took place in the 17th century. The first written records about Manas are dated 1792. There are no pictures of him. The statue of Manas you see on the square is a result of beliefs, the creation of a national symbol people can be proud of. A strong and courageous Kyrgyz man on a stallion. Very different from Lenin, the Russian leader who he replaced.
Written 28 April 2018
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Lech B.Kowalski, LLM
Warsaw, Poland323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
This Manas Monument is interesting for Kyrgyz people and the
foreign tourist. Manas was a hero who libereted Kyrgyzstan from
Chinese occupation. The square in front of Mounument is ideal
meeting point for tourists and local people.
Written 20 April 2016
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anon6433336
336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
The changing of the guards happened every 2 hours: 10, 12, 14, 16:00. An amazing thing to see and lasts about 10 minutes!
Written 17 April 2016
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Its definitely the most impressive of all the statues in all of Bishkek. The architectural design is really beautiful, and the square around it equally as neat.
Written 18 September 2019
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The statue is really big, well worked and nice and it is located in the best place of the city as it deserve
Written 5 September 2019
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DonnaSPDX
Portland, OR144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Kyrgyzstan hosts many statues of Manas, the national hero. But of all the ones we saw, this was our favorite.
Written 7 July 2019
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
The 17m tall statue depicts Aikol Manas riding his magical horse, Ak-kula, and holding a sheathed sword. Manas is a mythical hero first immortalized in 1792 in an epic Persian poem of some 500,000 lines, although the events described allegedly took place hundreds of years earlier. The first book of the epic describes how the warrior Manas unites the 40 tribes of Kyrgyzstan to expell the Oirats (an invading tribe) and returns his people to their ancestral home in the Altai mountains, thus creating the Kyrgyz nationality. (Some claim Manas was real and is buried in the Ala-Too mountains in Talas Province, in northwestern Kyrgyzstan.) The statue was erected 2011 in celebration of the 20th year of Kyrgyzstan's independence. The sculptor is Bazarbai Sydykov. The original design had Manas' right hand holding an upraised sword, but it was later changed to a sheathed sword and Manas extending his right hand in greeting. The bronze statue was cast in Moscow, and replaced a previous statue of Erkindik (liberty) on this spot. Prior to that was a statue of Lenin (now behind the State History Museum). Another statue of Manas is a few blocks east, outside the Philharmonic on the corner of Chui and Manas Avenues. This other statue was completed in 1981, and depicts Manas riding Ak-kula, and slaying a dragon. The two guards near the base of the Manas statue on Ala-Too square are changed every day, on the hour, from 07:00 till 18:00 in a small ceremony. There are cafes and restaurants nearby on Chuy Avenue, and public restrooms in Oak Park.
Written 28 September 2018
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