The Secrets of Azerbaijan’s Countryside

The Secrets of Azerbaijan’s Countryside
Decorative carpets for sale in Lahic, Photo Credit: Puneet K. Paliwal

Leave Baku behind to discover a whole new world in Azerbaijan's countryside

Sharmistha Chaudhuri
December 09 , 2019
03 Min Read

If there’s only one reason you choose to visit Azerbaijan, we say, let that be for its people.

One of the many chandeliers inside the Juma Mosque in Shamakhi, the oldest and largest mosque in Azerbaijan


An old man in Lahic Village

Three locals enjoy a chat after Friday prayers at Shamakhi

Local vegetable sellers who are always on the go at the Russian-Molokan village of Ivanovka

The vineyards of Chateau Monolit in Ismailli

A local tea seller at Zernava Bridge, a suspension bridge that connects the namesake hamlet on the other side of the mountain

Souvenirs from Sheki

Old letters and postcards at Nij Village

The Church of Kish in Sheki, said to have been built in the 1st century CE

Azerbaijani spices, especially saffron, are sold along the highways

Sheki’s market areaWinter specials on display at Zernava

A barber going about his job in Nij

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