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Shamakhi

(3.5/5 based on 25+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: religious sites, historic sites, museums
With a history dating back to the 5th century BCE, the ancient city of Shamakhi rose to prominence as capital of the Shirvan Empire between the 9th and 16th centuries CE, and was an important stop on the Silk Road. Rebuilt numerous times because of damage caused by earthquakes, the city's landmarks include an old fortress, mosque, and numerous mausoleums, and sightseeing in Shamakhi takes in the many notable architectural and historical landmarks. Now recognized as a regional center of wine-making and carpet weaving, the city's bustling markets remain at the center of cultural life and make a perfect place to see local produce and crafts. Find what you're looking for from your Shamakhi holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Azerbaijan trip generator.
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Shamakhi offers a decent number of accommodations for its visitors. The main town center features a handful of simple, squat hotels, along with high-rise options tending toward the more luxurious. In addition, the scenic area to the west of the main town offers a couple of high-end resorts and grander hotels, overlooking the river and the town itself and providing a number of upscale additional facilities, such as pools, spas, and restaurants for its guests.
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