Scope of Certification
Masally city – another administrative center of the Talysh-Mugan region. An ancient tribe called Masal lived here, which led to the modern name of the city. In the mountains here there is a mineral source called Istisu, whose water is a source of healing. Come here for treatment and relaxation- the place is very beautiful, with a waterfall of thermal water and a suspension bridge.
|Direction and distance from Baku in km.|
Distance: Baku - Masally = about 247 km
|What to visit|
Monuments of history and architecture
- The main mosque " Masally meschidi " X1X c .
- The ancient city Banja X1X c .
- Mausoleum X1X c . "Baba Amir tyurbyasi "
- The ruins of the fortress " Arkivan Gala” / " Dyasht Vendam ",
“Sirli gala » / IX-X c.c .
- Old mill "Peace Baba deirmany " / XIX c . /
|Masally region (30 excursion routes and objects)|
1. Sightseeing tour (2 hours) throughout Masally city, including the survey of ancient architectural monuments:
- The main cathedral mosque “Masally meschidi” of Х1Х century;
- A mosque “Seybetin” of Х1Х century;
- A mosque “Digeh” of Х1Х century;
- A mosque “Dadva” of Х1Х century;
- Ancient city Bath of Х1Х century.
2. Ethnographic excursion in talysh settlements Boradigyah and Khyshgedere with survey of monuments of history and architecture:
a) Boradigyah settlement (the channel “Khajy Makhmud arkhy”, places of worship-sanctuary “Imam-back”, “Gerib Seyid”, “Seyid Gyzy”, the inhabited house-architectural monument of Х1Х century “Khajy Mir-Aga”, and also a place of medieval settlement-site of ancient settlement “Zeyni” of XII century and mosques “Sygdash” of Х1Х century, “Khanaliyan” of Х1Х century, “Gedirli” (1853-1854);
b) Settlement Khyhgedere (a museum of History and Material culture of talysh people, the mausoleum “Nezeri Khanym” of XIV century equipped spring-“bulag” of Х1Х century, mosque of Х1Х century, a medieval cemetery “Ali Mehemmed Shakh”.
3. Historical, architectural and archeologic monuments in Mahmudavar settlement:
- Ruins of “Turk Yeri” fortress / XI в./;
- A place of archeological excavations on “Zagon” barrow (the Middle Ages);
- A medieval cemetery and the mausoleum “Baba Seyid Aga” (XVI century);
- Ruins of “Makhmudavar Galasy” fortress (the Middle Ages);
- A mosque and a bath / Х1Х century/.
4. Excursion on Vilashchay reservuare (area of Isi and Geribler settlements) and in gorge of Vilashchay river.
5. Excursion in a recreation zone “Istisu” on the right part of Vilashchay river’s gorge.
6. Excursion in Gyzylagaj reserve (in area of Gyzylagaj settlement), then visiting of “Gyzyl Agaj” sanctuary and survey the architectural sights of Х1Х century.
2. 7. The rests of a rampart and defensive-observant posts of a medieval fortress “Shakhriyar Galasy” at Shekhriyar settlement.
8. Ruins of a medieval fortress “Chikhyrly Galasy” to the west from Chakhyrly settlement, and Mosque of Х1Х century.
9. A mosque (Х1Х century) and the Bath (beginning of XX century) in Sharafa settlement.
10. The rests of a medieval fortress “Gala Yeri” / X century / in Gezvinoba settlement, then Mosque of Х1Х century.
11. Mausoleum of Х1Х century “Baba Emir turbesi” between Gullu tepe and Alvady settlements.
12. Monuments of architecture in Gysymly settlement:
- Memorial equipped spring-“bulag” / Х1Х century/;
- A mosque of 1853-1854;
- Baths of Х1Х century.
13. A mosque / Х1Х century / and equipped memorial spring-“bulag” /Х1Х c. / in Yeddi Oumag settlement.
14. Architectural monuments in Arkivan (Erkivan) settlement:
- Ruins of “Arkivan gala” fortress / “Deshtvend”, “Sirli Gala” / of IX-X centuries;
- A sanctuary-pir “Seyid Sadig megberesi”;
- Mosque of Х1Х century;
- Equipped memorial springs of Х1Х century (“Khan Bulagy”, “Mehdi Bulagy”, “Rasazan Bulagy”, “Gylakuche Bulagy”).
15. “Gargalyg” mosque / Х1Х century / and an ancient mill “Mir-Baba Deyirmany” / Х1Х century / in Banbashi settlement.
16. Ruins of “Kangly” fortress / XII century / and Mosque / Х1Х century / in Bedelan settlement.
17. The rests of “Gyz Galasy” fortress / Х1Х century / and the Mosque / Х1Х century / in Geribler settlement.
18. The mausoleum “Pirzebe” /the Middle Ages / and the Mosque / Х1Х century / in Shihlar settlement.
19. Ruins of “Onjekele” fortress /the Middle Ages / and the Mosque / Х1Х century in Onjekele settlement.
20. The mausoleum “Murseli ojagy” / Х1Х century / and the Mosque / Х1Х century / in Syhdash settlement.
21. Ruins of “Sehhet Galasy” fortress / the Middle Ages /.
22. The mausoleum “Baba Semed turbesi” / the Middle Ages / and the Mosque / Х1Х century / in Rudekenar settlement.
23. Ruins of “Babek Galasy” fortress / IX century / in Yol agajy settlement.
24. The rests of “Molla Galasy” fortress / XVI-XVII centuries / in Kegne Alvadi settlement.
25. The mausoleum “Gerib Seyeddin turbesi” /the Middle Ages / and the Mosque / Х1Х century / in Shatyroba settlement.
26. Mosques of Х1Х century in other settlements of Masally region:
- Gyzyl avar - Teze Alvadi
- Memmed oba - Akhmedly
- Sherefe - Luren
- Bala Tekle - Gyoya Chyol
- Kelve khuseynli - Musa kuche
- Khesenli - Tatyan oba
- Khyrman daly - Gargalyg
- Arab (Ereb)/ - Khuseyn Khajyly
- Khajy Tepe - Tezekend
- Serchuvar - Godman
- Sirevil - Beyuk Kolatan
- Khynaly Yan - Chay Dyrag
- Khyl - Demirchi
- Tekle - Turk oba
27. Craft manufacture in Masally region (manufacturing of cane carpets “Khesir”, and the various products from tree).
28. Visiting of the Trade fair and East Market in Masally region.
29. Culinary excursion “Levengi” in one of the restaurants of Masally region.
30. Visiting of the arranged well modern recreation zone “Deshtvend”, with a small menagerie, flower beds and artificial lakes between Arkivan and Geribli settlements.
- Reservoir in the valley of the Vileshchay river
- Recreational area " Istisu " and thermal mineral spring (t =+68 ° C)
-“Gizilagaj” natural reserve