|Sharur (Sarur, Shahrur)||
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
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)
|see also: maps, Nakhchivan Republic, Nakhchivan City, Julfa, Ordubad, Sadarak, summary, images|
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