Shemakha-Lahic village tou

Language English, Russian, Turkish
Cost 65 USD for tour/excursion
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 8 hours

After breakfasts at about 09:00 a.m. start the way to Lahic village through Deri Baba mausoleum (15th century), Friday Mosque and Seven Domes mausoleum in Shemahka city. The ancient town of Shemakha is located at the foothills of the Big Caucasus Mountains Chain. The general elevation of Shemakha is 800 meters over the sea level. One of the most ancient oriental trading cities, it claims to be the city of Kmakhia mentioned by the ancient Greek geographer Ptolomy in his book 'Geography'.

The architecture of Diri-Baba is in harmony with the picturesque environment - the landscape of rocks and green trees. The building of the mausoleum is a masterpiece of Shirvan architecture school, the beautiful creation of ancient craftsmen. The monument is under protection of the state. Seven Domes mausoleum it is ancient cemetery of members of Royal Shirvan Shakh dynasty located with a good view for all city. After that start the way to Lahic village and independent lunch.

Lahic village located about 170 km from Baku where you will stay at a traditional local house of ordinary Azeri people leaving in mountainous area. This is going to be unforgettable experience, a real touch of genuine Azeri culture, old traditions, true hospitality, all that enriched with amazing views of Caucasus. The itinerary crosses Lahic village famous for its skilful craftsmen. Lahic is a historical and architectural reserve with no hint of modern times. The only communication with an external world is a bumpy dirt road. Village population consist of Persian-speaking people. Village is located at the height of 1211 m, on the left bank of the river Girdimanchay. This village is inhabited by hereditary braziers, tanners, engravers, potters, and blacksmiths, metal and wood carvers. During the excursion you will see very nice mountains,19th century ham-am, Museum of regional studies where ancient carpets and brass articles are kept. You will be shown also ancient mosques, many workshops. Excursion will be finalized with a drop-off at your hotel/place in Baku approximately at 19:00. .


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