Kazakh Eli Monument
A symbol of the sovereignty of Kazakhstan
Located in the center of the capital on Independence Square, Kazakh Eli Monument is a fairly new architectural landmark of Nur-Sultan. It is a column, standing on a quadrangular white marble foundation, which is decorated with bas-reliefs depicting the main events in the history of the independent Republic of Kazakhstan. Interesting fact: the monument is 91 meters high, that symbolyzes 1991, the year when independence was gained.
The Kazakh Eli Monument is not just a symbol of sovereignty. It also reflects the traditional culture and history. And the sacred bird Samruk, sitting on the top of the monument, represents Kazakhstan's aspiration to sustainable development and progress.