Shamakhi – place for traditional dancers and Soumak Rugs

Baku, March 31, AZERTAC

Shamakhi is the splendid city of Azerbaijan. It is very popular for its traditional dancers and Soumak Rugs. The city has been ruined by earthquake in 1902, but again reconstructed. Shamakhi is the economic as well as the administrative capital of Shirvan, which is one of the key townships on the silkroad.

The Juma Mosque of Shamakhi was built in the 8th century and it has survived eight out of eleven earthquakes. A 15th-century mausoleum and graveyard, known as Shirvan Domes, is located at the Gulistan Fortresses’ foot. You can also explore the Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, which has a cemetery, a group of mausoleums, and the burial vaults of the Shirvan Khan's ruling during the 18th and 19th centuries.

During your visit to Shamakhi, you can think of taking a fascinating excursion tour to capture the magnificence of ancient mosque and medieval baths, visiting workshops of highly skilled craftsmen, walking on the famous iron suspension bridge over Girdmanchay River and witnessing some of the brilliant views of the southern foothills of the Great Caucasus Ridge.

The summer season in Shamakhi happens to be warm, dry, and clear, whereas the winter seasons are long, cold, snowy, and cloudy.

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