Baku, April 7, AZERTAC
If you want to enjoy untouched nature of Talish Mountains, which cover large parts of Azerbaijan’s south-eastern corridor and straddle the border with Iran, you should definitely visit the village of Sim - pearl of Azerbaijan's Astara district with a strange magical atmosphere, as in fairy tales.
You can also join the hiking tours to Sim village, which is located in a short distance from Lankaran district.
The forests and mysterious waterfall in the village, located in the territory of Hirkan National Park, will present you the natural beauty of the Talysh mountains.
The name of Sim village of Astara - located in the heart of Talysh mountains, is translated from the Talysh language as "slippery, rocky"?! Sim village means a village located on a rock.
Through the untouched nature of this village, you will feel like a traveler discovering new places, passing through the remains of thousands of years old trees, rocks and historical buildings. The smiles on the faces of the hospitable locals will leave a lasting impression on your heart. The population of the village is mainly engaged in beekeeping, vegetable growing and cattle breeding.
Sim village has a unique and very different atmosphere. This is due to the large old trees and tall mossy rocks between and around the houses in the village.
The village has a strange magical atmosphere, as in fairy tales. Visiting the end of the village, you will have a chance to marvel at wonderful surprise – exciting Sim Waterfalls, where you can have a picnic or drink the local Astara tea made in samovar – an important attribute of local households.
To get to the waterfall, you should better drive by UAZ and Niva cars organized by the local population, so that the difficult and narrow paths will give you a real sense of adventure.
On the way to the village of Sim, you can also see the landscape in the reservoir (Ojakaran village, in the entrance of Sim village), which opens to perfect beauty. Another interesting place in Sim village is the White Bridge, where you can sit in the middle of the river, taste the local Astara tea with local desserts and jams and enjoy the view.
When returning, do not forget to buy natural honey and local Astara tea, even some lemons which is locat sitrus fruit of Lankaran district.
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