Monument to Abilkayir Khan

In the center of the city, on a rising hill, there is a monument to the Khan of the Younger Zhuz, an outstanding figure, commander, diplomat – Abilgayyr Khan. The majestic monument was opened in 2000 and has become one of the favorite attractions of the townspeople and guests of Aktobe. This is a must-see for honeymooners and tourists. City life is in full swing around the monument: people walk in the park, shop in shops, tourists leave the hotel located nearby. The monument itself is a complex architectural composition, which consists of a sculpture, a pedestal, a foundation and a hill. The approach to the monument is made in the form of red granite steps. The foundation and plinth are square and rectangular concrete blocks faced with Kordai granite tiles. The sculpture of Abilgayyr Khan on a horse is poured from bronze. The khan is dressed in traditional Kazakh clothes – shapan. A saber is suspended from his belt. The total height of the monument is 12.3 m, the height of the sculpture is 2.8 m.

The authors of the monument to the great khan are the famous Kazakh sculptor E. Sergebaev and architects B. Egimbaev and N. Kozhagulov. According to the architectural concept, the legendary commander is depicted in that period of his life when the fate of the Kazakh people was being decided and a great battle with the Dzungars was ahead. His raised hand calls the people to unity and striving for victory. And the horse is a symbol of freedom. During his lifetime, Abilgayyr Khan deserved honor and respect for his courage, courage and military tactics. In addition, he was not only an excellent military leader, but also a skillful diplomat. It was he who prevented the genocide of the Kazakhs in the fight against the Dzungar army. Abilgayyr Khan was the first to decide on the need to become a Russian citizen. This union was needed to provide the Kazakh people with a peaceful life and further development. Then a part of the Middle Zhuz joined him. Abilgayyr Khan died on August 1, 1748 in a battle with Sultan Barak. He was buried at the Khan Molasy cemetery, which is located on the territory of the modern Aytekebi district of Aktobe region. The monument to Abilgayyr khan was erected in front of the building of the regional akimat, located at 40, Abilgayyr khan ave.