In Ashgabat one finds the Monument of the Turkmenistan Constitution, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Turkmen Constitution since the country became independent in 1991. The monument is built in marble and measures a full 185 meters, making it the second tallest building in Turkmenistan.
The construction itself consists of a 27-meter high three-level foundation, all of which represent the octagonal Turkmen / Arab star, which is a symbol of paradise in the Islamic faith. On top of the foundation is a 91 meter high tower. Both are the symbol of the date of Turkmenistan’s independence on October 27, 1991.
The Constitution itself was adopted on May 18, 1992. Therefore, the building was inaugurated with a grand ceremony on May 18, 2011, when the monument was completed. The monument’s total 185 meters is also a symbol of the 185 countries that have recognized Turkmenistan’s neutral status.
The entrance area to the Monument of the Constitution is surrounded by decorative fountains, green spaces and soldiers’ sculptures. Inside the building you will find both a museum, a library, a souvenir shop, a cafeteria and a large conference room. The latter is often used for business meetings and political assemblies.