Mingechaur is located on the Kura River . It is well-known first of all for its water basin which local residents call the “Mingechaur Sea”. It provides nearby areas of the republic with water. Located on the coast of the water basin is the tourist center with a magnificent view on the sandy beach.But it is not only the "sea" that attracts tourists. Mingechaur is the place where archeologists found an entire complex of monuments dated from 2,000 BC to 17 th century AD including remains of settlements, burial mounds, burial grounds, amphora burials, and even Christian temples. The city has a theatre and a local history museum with the collection reflecting the rich history of the area.