The European Council on Tourism and Trade visit to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan at the beginning of November 2013 was the first visit of a European tourist delegation dedicated to analyses, assess and promote the tourist potential of this extraordinary region of Azerbaijan.
The Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan was visited between 2 to 5 November 2013 by a high level European Council on Tourism and Trade lead by the Council President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
ECTT President inaugurates the Ordubad City Museum.
The Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan is integral part of Republic of Azerbaijan and is favourable placed for receiving foreign tourists as is surrounded by Iran, Turkey and Armenia and could become a potential tourist hub in the region.
The European delegation visit to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan was concentrated in analysing tourist facilities, road and communication and to explore the natural potential of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan and also the cultural and historical patrimony of the outstanding region of Caucasus.
Duzdag Health and Therapy Center visited by ECTT delegation.
Amongst the highlights of the visit was the on the spot trip to the salt mine and health facilities of the Duzdag Health and Therapy Center recommended for treatment of a large area of long diseases.
In the amenities area also the delegation lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had visited the markets of the area and the facilities for producing world famous Ordubad jams.
Prophet Noah dedicated Shrine in Nakhchivan City.
In the cultural and historical leg of the journey the European delegation had embarked in a tour of city of Nakhchivan, a city with a 3.500 years history, a on the spot excursion to Prophet Noah Tomb, visiting Heydar Aliyev Palace in the city, carpet museum, a cruise to the ancient city of Ordubad, an incursion to the Nakhchivan Shah palace and to Ashabi-Khaf mosque and had observed a classical and opera spectacle offered by the Drama Theater of Nakhchivan.
Among the cultural and archaeological patrimony of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea where nominated Momina Khatun Shrine and Huseyn Javid House Museum as land marks of a cultural trip to the region.
Also ECTT President Anton Caragea had congratulated the Nakhchivan Opera assembly that proved that high quality music and classical entertainment could be provided in any region if there is the will and the resources necessary.
Opera of Nakhchivan deserves all the plaudits and is a witness of the genius of Azeri people concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
The visit to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan was the first visit of a European tourist delegation dedicated to analyses, assess and promote the tourist potential of this extraordinary region of Azerbaijan.