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Address: Turkmenbasy Sayoly | Archabil, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan

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Archetypal Ashgabat monument

Quintessential example of the splendor and opulence used in erecting monuments by the nation's previous president. Set in the large Independence park including a large amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joost G
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quintessential example of the splendor and opulence used in erecting monuments by the nation's previous president. Set in the large Independence park including a large amount of dark / gold statues, golden statue of the former president himself plus a myriad of fountains.

Thank Joost G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful monument, like all other monuments in Ashgabat. You wouldn't want to spend too long there though because apart from it, there's nothing else to see / do there. After a few photos, it'd be time to move on. There isn't much else to see in Ashgabat though so you should visit all such monuments otherwise you'll... More 

Thank Tui0200
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The monument of Independence with height of 118 meters is surrounded by sculptures of distinguished medieval state figures, philosophers and poets of Turkmenistan. There is a museum inside of monument, numerous exhibits tell about the history of Turkmenistan. Outstanding sculptors of Turkmenistan created the beautiful statues in the monument. The monuments to outstanding statesmen, politicians, public figures, scientists, writers and... More 

1 Thank SatyendraGarg
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very impressive monument, I cant really compare it to anything that I've previously seen. It really shows PRIDE Turkmen People take in their history.

Thank amyagkiy m
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

As previously noted Ashgabat is full of modern looking but way OTT monuments, however Unabhangigkeitsdenkmal, or Independence Park, whilst also being grandiose is actually well done with all the fountains, the parkland and especially the large statues of famous Turkmen historical figures. If you see only one of Ashgabat's many monuments make sure it is this one. The locals obviously... More 

Thank MartinBaxter58
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367 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is one of the MANY monuments that you see throughout Ashbabat. It is probably the most impressive in terms of size, pomposity and grandeur. You can get a great view of Independence Park from this monument.

Thank bobca1947
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Independence Park hosts the monument celebrating 8 years of independence. There is another celebrating five years. I enjoyed walking around it and looking at all the statues. You also get a good view of the national library across the road. Just as we finished the circuit there was a changing of the guard and we witnessed goose stepping at its... More 

Thank Jacqui L
Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I spend a whole afternoon here, just walking around and enjoying the modern Ashgabat which in my idea you can see in this beautiful park. I was really impressed with the giant statues!

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As with most things in Ashgabat, this place is utterly deserted, as someone else commented, it feels like a movie set. For a ten minute wander (any longer and you would spontaneously combust in the heat) it is interesting and the statues and monuments are quite impressive.

Thank Rastnim
Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Ashgabat is like a Hollywood movie set - absolutely perfect and spotlessly clean, Beautiful statues and fountains abound in green sparks with many fountains. Any drive is beautiful and there are very few people around to detract from the admiration.


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