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Aug 24, 2018
“Statue of a great writer”
Nov 3, 2018
“beatiful monument”
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| Ala-Too Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Standing in the middle of an excellent square with flowers and fountains and surrounded by arcades this is a beautiful monument to a local hero. Excellently done.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Statue of author in elevated position. Nothing special about the place, but he was famous Soviet/Kyrgyzstan author of many books and plays.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Paula110
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Chingiz Aitmatov lived between 1928 –2008, and is the most famous Kyrygz writer. He initially sought a career in agriculture, but moved to Moscow to take up literary studies.In the 1950's, he worked for Pravda, which was the official communist newspaper.He began writing in both...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This monument is laocated in Ala-Too Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and was named after Chyngyz Aitmatov, a Soviet and Kyrgyz author and one of the best known figure in Kyrgyzstan's literature.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a monument in the central square. You can take many pictures in this must-go square. But, do not expect much.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

For Westerners it has always remained a mystery why someone whose father was executed after being charged with 'bourgeois nationalism' remained loyal to the Soviet system. Aitmatov's Kyrgyz father who was a loyal civil servant in the village of Sheker (eastern Kyrgyz Republic) was shot...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The monument is situated on the central square of the city. Actually there is a bus stop in front of the monument, you can also make a good shot of the whole AlaToo square from here. It's too hot here in summer and you will...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Natalia M
Reviewed September 22, 2016

This monument is located within Ala-Too Square which is in the heart of Bishkek. It is close to other major attractions.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

HZaving seen it or not does not give me an impression aboout this beautiful country. The monument stands there like an old Lenin statue. Must you really see it? Decide yourself. I would not miss it if its removed tomorrow.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank brewconsult1960
Reviewed June 4, 2016

This statue is within proximity to a number of other open squares and statutes... it's nice to wander in this area and then grab a bite to eat. :)

Date of experience: May 2016
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