Laza village – a rural gem of Azerbaijan’s Gusar district

Baku, April 14, AZERTAC

A rural gem of Azerbaijan’s Gusar district, the picture-perfect village of Laza is located just beyond the luxurious Shahdag Mountain Resort at the bottom of a valley in the heart of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.

Surrounded by steep slopes rising into craggy cliffs, the scenery here is unspoilt and awe-inspiring.

The village is inhabited by Lezgis, another ethnic minority with a distinct language and culture, home to a centuries-old mosque and popular with hikers.

However, the main attraction is its twin waterfalls flowing over a dramatic cliff face from an altitude of 2,200m.

In summer, they attract a daily stream of nature lovers, while in winter they freeze into breathtaking ice monuments and become a playground for ice climbers.



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