Shaki, Azerbaijan

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off on the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. There are rich in Islamic architecture, Silk Road history, good food, and friendly people.

Shaki Town is quiet surrounded by mountains and greenery.

Shaki Town is quiet surrounded by mountains and greenery.

Shaki is situated in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, 325 km from Baku. The population of Shaki is 63,000.

Shaki Town and Caucasus Mountain

Shaki Town and Caucasus Mountain

Sheki Town Map

Sheki Town Map

Quiet Sheki Town

Quiet Sheki Town

Shaki is surrounded by snowy peaks of the Caucasus mountain ranges of 3000–3600 m. Shaki’s climate includes a range of cyclones and anticyclones, air masses and
local winds.

Caravanserai

Caravanserai

Shaki Caravanserai completed 19th century is a historical monument in Sheki, a part of which is used as a hotel.

The Hall of the Caravanserai

The Hall of the Caravanserai

This caravanserai has a rectangular shape with a large inner yard in the centre of which is located a pool. There are 242 rooms in the caravanserai.

Courtyard of the Caravanserai

Courtyard of the Caravanserai

Earlier there were merchant stores and storage rooms in the coaching inn, but the first floor was intended for guests whom the rooms were leased.

Shaki Caravanserai Complex

Shaki Caravanserai Complex

Since 1988, the caravanserai is used as a hotel complex for tourists, guests of the city and local residents.

The outside of the caravanserai

The outside of the caravanserai

The outside of the caravanserai

The outside of the caravanserai

The outside of the caravanserai still has many souvenir shops.

Sheki is a small city off on the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains but Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, rich in Islamic architecture, Silk Road history, good food, and friendly people.

Street of Sheki at dusk

Street of Sheki at dusk

Sheki at night

Sheki at night

I went for a ramble through the street in the evening. The town was quiet and fantastic like dream.

Local people, enjoying a game in the corner of the bar

Local people, enjoying a game at the corner of the bar

Local people enjoyed their life. They have a spiritual wealth.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am going to a fifteen-day trip tomorrow. I will visit Switzerland, Budapest and Slovakia.

I shall be away for a while. Thank you.

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