Asiyab Khurabe


Locals love this popular wooded picnic area near a drippy, moss-covered grotto.

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1. Javer Castle

3.38 MILES

Little remains of the actual castle other than some crumbling stone walls following the ridgeline south from the road, but the views are amazing.

2. Ordubad

9.48 MILES

Naxçivan's most attractive settlement appears like an oasis amid craggy desert landscapes. Its central square features a classic old-men's teahouse…

3. Caravanserai Khaje Nazar

17.15 MILES

Above a bend in the Aras River, this restored caravanserai has some wonderful views of the eroded red mountains of Iran and across the border to the…

4. Chupan Chapel

17.35 MILES

This small shepherd's chapel has a commanding view of the Aras River. Don't be caught taking photos, though.

5. Abbas Mirza Castel

20.91 MILES

Crumbling mud and eroded stone battlements tumble down a rocky hill next to the road, a poignant reminder of a disastrous 19th-century war with Russia.

6. Kordasht Hammam

21.24 MILES

Large, lovingly renovated historic hammam with newly marbled floors and attractive ceiling patterns. If closed, ask at the caretaker's house by the…

7. Gəmiqaya

21.35 MILES

Naxçivan's antiquity of human habitation is witnessed by a series of Bronze Age petroglyphs near the summit of remote Mt Gəmiqaya, thought to date as far…

8. Church of St Stephanos

22.32 MILES

Jolfa’s tourist pearl is this stunning, Unesco-listed Armenian church, whose origins date back to St Bartholomew. On a wooded hill above the Aras River,…