Ala-Too Square Fountains
The conspicuously older structure northeast of Ala-Too Sq at Pushkin 68 was the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Kyrgyz...
State Historical Museum
Thrillingly for Sovietophiles, this 1984 marble-faced cube still retains many splendidly stirring faux-bronze/copper reliefs and bold...
State Academic Drama Theatre
On the east side of Panfilov Park, this is the place for popular Kyrgyz-language works, more often than not written by Chinghiz...
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Ala-Too Square information
Surveyed by a triumphant statue of Manas, Bishkek's nominal centre is architecturally neo-brutalist in style, but it has a perversely photogenic quality especially when slowly goose-stepping soldiers change the guard beside the soaring national flagpole. That happens every two hours most of the year, hourly in winter. In summer, the concrete of the square's northern half is relieved by attractive floral displays and a musical fountain show .