Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov

Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov

Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov
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heinrich, karlstadt
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I really like the place – lots of space and light. The monument to the great Kyrgyz author Chingiz Aitmatov is well integrated. A visit here is a must for anyone who knows and likes the tales of Chingiz Aitmatov.
Written September 3, 2022
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Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan885 contributions
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The monument is cool because it's not from the soviet time it's for Kyrygz people and Chingiz Aitmatov did many good things for Kyrygzstan. His works are read by many people all over the world. I would say that Ala-Too Square is a must see when you come to Bishkek.
Written November 30, 2015
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Aigul K
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan139 contributions
Solo
This monument is relatively new, dedicated to best known figure in literature - Chingiz Aitmatov. His poems/stories are very popular not only in Kyrgyzstan but also in Europe especially in Turkey. One of his most popular stories is Djamilia, a love story between a Kyrgyz woman and a Kazakh guy. If you understand Russian you can find the movie on youtube. Unfortunately, he died in 2008 with hundreds of people attending his burial. His graveyard is established in Ata Beiit, which is located about 30 km from town.
Written November 4, 2015
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,269 contributions
The statue is well worked and some thing like a live stuff, need to watch the art behind this job, i like it
Written September 5, 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,482 contributions
This monument is to the local hero and writer is on Ala-Too Square, soldiers guard the monuments and visitors often read the Koran.
Written November 17, 2019
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Davancar
Keighley, UK832 contributions
Couples
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.
Written November 3, 2018
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Paula110
Oxford, UK203 contributions
Statue of author in elevated position. Nothing special about the place, but he was famous Soviet/Kyrgyzstan author of many books and plays.
Written August 25, 2018
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Andrew M
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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 Russian and Kyrygz, with his first Russian publication in 1952 (The Newspaper Boy Dziuio) and his first Kyrygz publication (White rain) in 1954. His first literary success was Jamila in 1958.

His style of writing was always done with a local Kyrygz charm, as a common theme of his novels, was that he always had animal characters that played special roles, and also related various myths and legend, which was a common way for the Kyrygz people to transfer their history orally through generations.

His first full novel did not appear until 1980, The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years. He also received much acclaim for the Scaffold, which he wrote eight years later.He was a judge at both the Berlin and Moscow International Film Festivals. He died in a hospital in Germany from pneumonia.His statue now stands at the south end of Ala Too square, in front of the ministry of agriculture, ironically agriculture being his first career choice. The nearest attractions are the White House, Stella of friend ship of Nations and the monument of heroes.
Written August 24, 2018
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AlSuwaidi_R7
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates380 contributions
Friends
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.
Written July 9, 2018
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Antonio B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ605 contributions
Couples
This is a monument in the central square. You can take many pictures in this must-go square. But, do not expect much.
Written June 19, 2018
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