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Monument to Baatyr Kaba Uulu Kozhomkul

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Wow - what a guy

Excellent statue of a massive strong farmer. Great idea and wonderful to see and in such a good... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Keighley, United Kingdom
Heroic statue to a national hero in front of the sports complex

A statue of Baatyr Kaba Uulu Kozhomkul is in front of the Palace of Sports near the intersection of... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Carol A S
Marietta, Georgia
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Togolok Moldo St., Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The statue and story behind it is kinda cool, but it is still just a guy holding a horse. There are better statues on the city.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019

We have seen countless monuments of men on horseback but Kyrgyzstan has gone one better and give us a monument of a horse on a mans back!!! Worth a visit if only for the novelty.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike J
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Excellent statue of a massive strong farmer. Great idea and wonderful to see and in such a good position too. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed September 29, 2018

A statue of Baatyr Kaba Uulu Kozhomkul is in front of the Palace of Sports near the intersection of Chuy Avenue and Togolok-Moldo Street. The sports complex is named after Kozhomkul, a Kyrgyz strongman whose reputation has become larger than life. Kozhomkul, born in 1889...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The story of Kozhomkul is very interesting, a gigantic farmer who was able to carry his own horse (as depicted in this statue) and throw large boulders. This statue has attempted to emphasise his size and has made a very good effort. There is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Firoz U
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This statue was very close to our Hostel on Chuy Avenue, so we decided to visit it. Kojomkul was a great Kyrygz sporting hero, and he is showin holding a horse on his shoulders. The Sport Palace behind the sculpture has been named in his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Bump into the statue while wandering from the hotel. Giant sculpture is the norm of countries in the region. A man carrying a horse on hi shoulder, presumedly is a strong hero in the country mythology or a sport man as it situated in front...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VuongN384
Reviewed April 22, 2018

At first sight I though the scupture was of a persona in a cartoon. Not social realism, but a kind of caricature. However there seems to have been a a real person with the name Baatyr Kozhumkul born at the end of the 19th century...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Dang. I mean, I've been to some pretty cool places, but this was the only one that made me feel less of a man. Great for a few photos and excellent for some motivation to get back into the gym. The restaurant opposite is pretty...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This statue is in front of a sports stadium and is a rendition of this world renowned wrestler who was very popular and very strong.

Date of experience: July 2017
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