Top Choice Market in Lәnkәran


Lənkəran’s sprawling bazaar area is centred on an architecturally drab concrete hangar, but it’s loaded with colourful produce and equally colourful local characters. Remarkably friendly.
Cultural Centre in Lәnkәran

Heydar Əliyev Mərkəzi

Pop into this refreshingly air-conditioned centre to peruse the photographic exhibition on the life and times of the 'National Leader'. Or simply to cool down when the temperature and humidity make it less appealing…
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History Museum

The main attraction of the History Museum is the building itself, a century-old brick mansion built in ‘Scooby-Doo gothic’ style. It looks great when illuminated at night.
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Centenarians Museum

This modest little museum celebrates the Talysh mountain people's statistically high proportion of centenarians. Most famous was Şirəli Müslümov (aka Shirali Muslimov), cited as the world’s oldest man when he died i…
Landmark in Lәnkәran

Stalin's Prison

This sturdy brick-barrel tower once imprisoned Joseph Stalin during his early revolutionary days, yet for now there's no attempt to commemorate the fact.
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Qafqaz Sahil Hotel

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Vilaş Lake

Fire Phenomenon in Astara

Yanar Bulağ

Watch water burn at Arçivan village! What you see is a stand-pipe beneath a concrete pergola, but the water that bubbles forth is made ‘flammable’ by partly dissolved methane. You''ll need to bring your own matches …
Landmark in Lәnkәran

Lighthouse Tower

Still functioning as a lighthouse despite being set well inland beyond the train station, this whitewashed structure is similarly shaped to Stalin's prison, formed of two concentric cylinders.
Statue in Lәnkәran

Hazi Aslanov Statue

The figure standing proudly in front of the train station is local WWII hero Həzi Aslanov, whose plinth rises from a stylised concrete tank.