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Ala-Too Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | Boz-Boltok Mountain, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We must have talked 30 pictures of the flag. It is absolutely beautiful and so majestic. The only thing that's tough is the drive up there. It is very bumpy and fairly long.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is an impressive flag of Kyrgyzstan and on a windy the flag is worth a photo but otherwise not much.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It's a big flag and pole. the guards are great, but it's a tiny part of the square, don't go out of your way

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phillkentuk
Reviewed August 31, 2018

In itself, it's just a large flag. However, this is part of Ala-Too square with the State History Museum and Manas statue too, and two large parks on either side.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A very impressive flag with lots of things to see in the immediate area and great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daryl S
Reviewed May 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 315neilw
Reviewed August 14, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank StephenStocks
Reviewed July 10, 2017

You can see this before you get to where it is. There is a changing of guards - goose-stepping style. Unfortunately, due to some renovations it has been halted, so we missed that.

Date of experience: June 2017
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