NAKHCHIVAN - LAND OF LEGEND
Nakhchivan is the land locked enclave of Azerbaijan, surrounded by Armenia, Iran and Turkey and shares land borders with these three countries. The Lesser Caucasus mountain range Zangezur extends through the border with Azerbaijan and Armenia. The border with Iran is the Aras River. The capital of this region is the city of Nakhchivan. The average h is 1450 m. above sea level. The most part of the territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is surrounded by the Zangazur mountain chains of the Lesser Caucasus. The highest mountain in Nakhchivan is Mount Kapudzhukh 3,904 m (12,808 ft) and Ilandag ( INAN DAQ) (Snake Mountain) 2,415 m (7,923 ft), which is visible from Nakhchivan City
Meeting the quests at Nakhchivan Airport at 09.00 The itinerary of the tour
1. A Visit to the Prophet Noah’s grave monument in Nakhchivan City
2. A Visit to Nakhchivan fotress Museum Complex - VII millenium b.c
3. A Visit to Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb - XII century
4. ”Momina Khatun” Mausoleum – 12th century architectural monument
5. A Visit to a residence of Nakhchivan khanates
XVIII century architectural monument .
6. A visit to amazing “Duzdagh” Salt Mine Caves
6. A visit to The Invincible castel Alinja Fortress, The Machu Picchu of Caucasus
Alinja fortress is one of the most strongest defensive construction of the XII century . During Timur’s attacks to Nakhchivan In 1386, 1392 and 1399 the fortress served as a head quarter and place of treasure of the ruling Atabayler dynasty. Timur’s army occupied the fortress in 1401 after 14 years siege The fortress saw many conquerors, destroyed and rebuilt several times. The famous commander and Turco-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane (Timur) was admired by the majesty of Alinja and even came here to personally make sure that his troops seized the impregnable fortress. “Alinja” /Alin chak - means “take off your hand”, it is also related with the invincibility of the fortress. ( distance from Nakhchivan city 30 km)
Note : Mark Elliott an English travel writer the author of best known for books on “Excursion to Azerbaijan with Georgia “ traveled last time in 2016 to Nakhchivan and wrote on his travel guide book about ALINJA castle
“The Machu Picchu of Azerbaijan.” That is how some locals have described the site of Alinja Castle, whose recently restored ruins are likely to become one of the prime tourist attractions of Azerbaijan’s disconnected Nakhchivan exclave
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