Sharur Travel Guide

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View of Dize village of Sharur istrict..

View of Dize village of Sharur istrict..

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Located on the western part of the Nakhchivan autonomous republic, Sharur is a recent town, developed with the construction of the railway that used to go northwest into Armenia. The closure of this link was a severe blow to the local economy.

The town has a double-minaret recently built mosque and an oddly shaped museum. Also original is the martyrs' memorial, in a park near the stadium (there's another park, named after Aliyev).
 

There are several official buildings, a cinema on Shah Shamil street and two hotels: an old Soviet hotel in the centre and a newer hotel on the northern exit of town. Train services to Nakhchivan city operate regularly.

Just across the railway, 2km south of Sharur is the town of Yengijar , an interesting old town with some ancient mosques, the abandoned old baths and a nice, if not busy, bazaar. Yengijar's former importance was lost to Sharur, conveniently built by the railway. Buses connect the two towns.

In a clear day you can see mount Ararat / Agri in the distance. Around Sharur and Yengijar lie vast extensions of fertile agricultural land.

(460 km southwest of Baku)

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: www.azerb.com

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