The heart of Bishkek is Ala-Too Square. Located in the center of the capital, it is the place where holidays are held and history is made. The state flag of Kyrgyzstan, 10 × 15 meters in size, is fluttering above the square on a 45-meter flagpole. There is also a bronze monument to Manas the Magnanimous, the hero of the famous Kyrgyz epic. Behind it is the State Historical Museum. On the right hand is the "White House", built in 1985, which had been the official residence of the President of Kyrgyzstan for many years.
Fountains are flowing and flowers are blooming on the square. If you look at the flowerbeds from a bird's eye view, you can see traditional Kyrgyz ornaments they form. Under the square is a huge underground bunker, which was built in Soviet times for the leadership of the republic. Exhibitions are held there from time to time.