Monument Arch of Neutrality

Monument Arch of Neutrality

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Maral.Vel
By Maral.Vel
Symbol of Neutrality
Dec 2019
I go there quite often. Every local or guest of the capital also likes to go there during nice weather. And the weather is nice for most part of the year. You will see lots of people making picnics during summer evenings. The monument is surrounded with big park. And during summer times, when even the evenings are hot, the place is relatively pleasant, because it is located higher from the rest part of the city and there are lots of greenery which is regularly watered. So, you might want to take a blanket and something to eat or watch when you go there. Also, there are bike rentals. There is a restaurant there and you can find a toilet if you need to. the monument itself is beautiful. The ticket costs really cheap if you are Turkmen citizen. Anyways, no one is checking passports when you get into elevator. Elevator takes you up to the monument. There is small museum like thing inside. Also you can take another elevator to the top and see the magnificent city. there are covered places for picnics on a rainy day and lots of benches if you do not like the idea of sitting on the grass or if you forgot to take blanket with you or if the grass is still damp from recent watering. Always pleasant experience no matter you go there for picnic or for the view. Also, if it is a holiday season or something and you know that there will be fireworkds, the area around monument provides good view to the whole city and the fireworks. you do not need to go up to the top of the monument for a view. Adviced.

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Maral.Vel
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan55 contributions
Dec 2019
I go there quite often. Every local or guest of the capital also likes to go there during nice weather. And the weather is nice for most part of the year. You will see lots of people making picnics during summer evenings. The monument is surrounded with big park. And during summer times, when even the evenings are hot, the place is relatively pleasant, because it is located higher from the rest part of the city and there are lots of greenery which is regularly watered. So, you might want to take a blanket and something to eat or watch when you go there.

Also, there are bike rentals. There is a restaurant there and you can find a toilet if you need to.

the monument itself is beautiful. The ticket costs really cheap if you are Turkmen citizen. Anyways, no one is checking passports when you get into elevator. Elevator takes you up to the monument. There is small museum like thing inside. Also you can take another elevator to the top and see the magnificent city. there are covered places for picnics on a rainy day and lots of benches if you do not like the idea of sitting on the grass or if you forgot to take blanket with you or if the grass is still damp from recent watering.

Always pleasant experience no matter you go there for picnic or for the view. Also, if it is a holiday season or something and you know that there will be fireworkds, the area around monument provides good view to the whole city and the fireworks. you do not need to go up to the top of the monument for a view.

Adviced.
Written January 7, 2020
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AlistairBurrow
Glasgow, UK140 contributions
Jul 2019
This three legged monument celebrates Turkmenistan's Declaration of Neutrality which was endorsed by the United Nations in 1995. There are two soldiers on guard here all the time, with the shift changing every two hours with all due ceremony. Like other places we visited there was no one else here despite it being the middle of the day. As elsewhere lots of flag poles, trees, grass and fountains round about ensure it stands out, and gives good views over the city and surrounding mountains.
Written August 22, 2019
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myle tan
Romblon Island, Philippines262 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a nice tall white and gold monument to take pictures of. The whole city is made of white marbles.
Written December 26, 2019
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
Oct 2019
Our guided tour in Ashgabat had us stopping here after sunset. Our guide tried to see if we could ride to the top but he was told it wasn't working. I guess usually you can go to the top.

This is the tallest monument in Turkmenistan and cost 12 million to build. It was built by the 1st President to celebrate the country's declaration to the UN in 1995 that they would never go to war or interfere in the affairs of other countries.
Written November 3, 2019
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Andrew M
7,280 contributions
Jul 2019
The arch of neutrality was constructed in 1998, three years after recognition of the UN General Assembly as Turkmenistan being a neutral country. It was not a part of our tour program, and we took bus 8 to this site. We didn't take a photo from near the bus stop, but elected to walk back to the road and take a photo, as we had another attraction that we were rushing to.

This is just another of the many monuments in Turkmenistan, and is not really impressive. Other buses that stop here include 21 and 35. It is a 1km walk west of the National Museum, and Independence Park is a short bus ride away. The wedding palace is a short drive west of this monument on Archabil Highway.
Written August 28, 2019
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,758 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Of all Ashgabat's monuments this is the one that shouldn't be missed because of the views from the top. A small elevator at the side will take you up for less than a $. From the top you get exceptionally good views of the capital.
At the foot of the monument guards stand to attention. Photographing the guards is forbidden, when we arrived they were changing so we got to see the little ceremony.
Written May 31, 2018
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Clarky57
York, UK456 contributions
May 2018
Not much except another dose of Presidential hype. The place is empty no cars no people CTV everywhere. What is the governments problem. The place is just weird
Written May 30, 2018
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,976 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
The Arch of Neutrality commemorates 1995 UN General Assembly resolution of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.The Arch of Neutrality – is visual embodiment of Turkmen people's pride in their Motherland.
Written April 8, 2017
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Seat13F
Ottawa, Canada96 contributions
Mar 2015 • Business
It is really big. We were told later that there are two restaurants, one at either side of the park.
Written March 29, 2015
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kizmetsadjutant
Brooklyn, NY49 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
I have heard rumors that donor agencies pulled out of Turkmenistan over the building of this enormously expensive and complex monstrosity. The larger-the-life, solid gold statue of Turkmenbashi himself turns all day to face the sun (or as one wit put it, "the sun runs all day to face Turkmenbashi!). Few things out side of North Korea are likely to bring you this close to the cult of personality in action.
Written March 2, 2015
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