The monument to the great Kazakh poet, enlightener Abai Kunanbayev (1845-1904) was erected in 1960. It is located on Dostyk Avenue (former Lenin Avenue) in front of the Palace of the Republic. There is the Kazakhstan Hotel, a cable car station to Kok-Tobe, KIMEP near the monument. Abay Avenue begins in the western direction from the monument. The sculpture is made of bronze. The height of the monument is about 13 m. Abai holds a book in his left hand.