Monument to Manas the Great, Bishkek

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bishkek
Admire the impressive statue of the national icon at Monument to Manas the Great, a centrally located monument in Ala-Too Square. Erected in 2011 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the nation's independence, the statue portrays the main protagonist of a national epic written in an 18th-century Persian manuscript. Sculpted by Bazarbai Sydykov and cast in Moscow, the 17 m (55 ft) tall equestrian sculpture holds a sheathed sword with his left hand. The statue replaced the previous 12 m (39 ft) tall monument to Erkindik, a woman representing liberty, which had in 1999 replaced a statue of Lenin. The face, according to the artist, resembles the face of the famous late Kyrgyz actor, Suimenkul Chokmorov. To visit Monument to Manas the Great and other attractions in Bishkek, use our Bishkek trip maker tool .
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  • There are so many Kyrgyzs who don't know the Manas statue in Bishkek city centre. This is also a commemorative photo spot for Kyrgyz people who visited the capital Bishkek.
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  • A monument to Manas must not be missing in Bishkek and is of course part of the visit program
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