Independence Monument, Ashgabat

Independence Monument
Garaşsyzlyk binasy
Independence Monument (27506800337).jpg
LocationAshgabat, Turkmenistan
Height118 metres (387 ft)
Beginning date2000
Opening date2001
Dedicated toIndependence from USSR
Independence Monument
Dmitry Medvedev laying a wreath at the monument in 2008.

The "Independence Monument" is a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.[1] The design of this building was inspired by traditional Turkmen tents and the traditional headgear worn by Turkmen girls. Elements of the building commemorate the independence date of Turkmenistan, 27 September. These elements include a 91-metre (299 ft) reinforced concrete tower with a 27-metre (89 ft) high golden gilt steel construction on top of the tower, along with an observation terrace with a diameter of 10 metres (33 ft). Within the building, there are exhibition halls where important works of art representing Turkmenistan history are displayed. The Monument of Independence sits on a total area of 84,500 m2 (910,000 sq ft), surrounded by green landscaping that encompasses a cascaded pool and 27 heroic statues of Turkmen leaders, centered on a golden statue of Saparmurat Niyazov.[1]


The monument was erected by the Turkish company Polimeks in 2001, to the tenth anniversary of the Independence of Turkmenistan.

By tradition, foreign guests plant a young tree on the Alley of Honorary Guests near the Independence Monument.[2]

Coordinates: 37°52′52.38″N 58°22′53.20″E / 37.8812167°N 58.3814444°E / 37.8812167; 58.3814444

Symbol of the countroy


  1. ^ a b "Polimeks". Polimeks. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  2. ^ "События - Официальный сайт Президента Кыргызской Республики".

External links

  • Ashgabat Photo Gallery.
  • "Emporis building ID 239929". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.

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