Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov

Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov

Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov
4
Points of Interest & LandmarksMonuments & Statues

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles49 reviews
Excellent
19
Very good
18
Average
11
Poor
1
Terrible
0

TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I visited the monument to Chingiz Aitamov when I was recently in Bishkek. The monument stands at the other side of Ala-Too Square from the statue of Manas the Great.
The monument has a nice statue of Aitamov who is a famous Kyrgyz author who wrote the novel, Jamila. Jamila is set in the Soviet era and is one of the most famous novels from that time. Aitamov also served as a judge for some of the famous Moscow International Film Festivals. He is one of the internationally known authors from Kyrgyzstan and as such is a national icon for the Kyrgyz people.
Written December 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

heinrich, karlstadt
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan885 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aigul K
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,548 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Davancar
Keighley, UK812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paula110
Oxford, UK199 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AlSuwaidi_R7
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 16
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Bishkek HotelsBishkek Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Bishkek
All things to do in Bishkek
Day Trips in BishkekZoos & Aquariums in Bishkek
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars