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Two guards in their snazzy uniforms stand totally still on either side of the flagpole. Three guards come from the building behind, goose stepping about 200 meters until reaching the flagstaff. Two replace the former guards, who goose step back with the third. No music...More
On the north side of Ala-Too square, the national flag of Kyrgyzstan waves atop the tallest flagpole in Kyrgyzstan (45 meters). The flag is 10x15 meters. The red background symbolizes valor and courage; the epic hero Manas (the warrior on the horse next to the...More
Fortunately it's not out of your way and you do have to see the main square if you're in Bishkek.While you are in the neighbourhood, do walk through the Old Park, a very pleasant green space - with lilacs and tulips in bloom in early...More
OK so it is just a flag, but it is very big, and will give you a good photo opportunity at the start of your Kyrgyzstan trip. It is right in the centre of the city on Chuy Avenue next to the White House, so...More