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Lahij Tour

8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

For those who are fans to plunge into the world of the Middle Ages, Lahij should be first on the list of places where You need to go. Located in the Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan, in the intermountain basin of the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus, Lahij village attracts with its preserved historical appearance. There “another world” will open for you, so different from the usual modern cities. It seems as if you make a leap in time five centuries ago. Walking through the old narrow streets, you will plunge into the real world of the Middle Ages with mosques, baths, and paved with river stone-houses in which people live today. Since ancient times Lahij is famous for handicrafts and carpets. On your way, you will encounter a variety of workshops, where the craftsmen will show you a warm welcome.

The places you will visit during the tour:
- “Diri Baba” Mausoleum (holy place)
- Juma Mosque in Shamaxi
- Lahij village in Ismayilli
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  • What is included/excluded

    Professional driver and English speaking guide
    Comfortable car with air conditioner
    Pick up/Drop off

    Excluded
    Food and drinks
    Additional expenses during the tour
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered
    As this is a private tour, we pick up all travelers from the hotel/accommodation where they stay.

    9:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan Azerbaijan

    On the road to Lahij village, the first stop will be in Maraza village. You will visit Diri Baba mausoleum (mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba, located across from the old cemetery).

    Architecture of Diri Baba mausoleum harmonically fits into picturesque surroundings of the building – view against the background of rocks and greenery of trees. The building of the mausoleum is a masterpiece of the architectural school of Shirvan and a beautiful creation of arts of ancient masters. The monument is protected by the government.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Juma Mosque, Nariman Narimanov St., Shamakhi Azerbaijan

    Juma Mosque of Shamakhi or Friday Mosque of Shamakhi (Azerbaijani: Şamaxı Cümə Məscidi) is a mosque in the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan.Construction date of the mosque- 743-744 relies on research of a geological commission coming from Tiflis, which was led by prince Shahgulu Qajar. This date was defined with Arabic ligature on the facade of the Friday Mosque, stating the year 126 according to Islamic calendar as the establishment year.[1] Just in this period the construction of new religious buildings – mosques – was begun in the territory of Azerbaijan. Historical appearance of ancient Islamic architectural monuments was related to Arabs’ governance and spreading of Islam in the territory of Azerbaijan. Friday Mosque of Shamakhi is considered the first mosque in the Caucasus after cathedral Friday Mosque of Derbent, which was constructed in 734.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lahic Guest House, Lahich, Azerbaijan

    Lahij village – historical-architectural landmark built in the 5th century B.C. on the canyon of the river Girdimanchai). Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid by stones. At the most beautiful part of the tour you will visit traditional workshops making jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools. Lahij village is also famous for medieval water supply and sewage systems.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Hotel Pickup

    Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Most travelers can participate
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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