Ismayilli

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A region of beautiful rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce and wine.

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Admire age-old crafts, culture and cuisine

Once a stronghold of the Caucasian Albanians and the mighty Shirvanshahs, Ismayilli’s lush mountains and forests still hide the remnants of centuries-old towers and temples. You’ll also find here the stunning mountain lake of Garanohur, a unique village home to Russian ‘Molokans’ and one of the finest wineries in the country. Plus, you can soak up the spirit of the Silk Road with visits to Lahij and Basgal, mountain villages famous for their copper and kelaghai crafts.

 

DID YOU KNOW

Ismayilliinteresting facts

DID YOU KNOW
INTERESTING FACT #1

Ivanovka in Ismayilli is home to the last kolkhoz, or Soviet-style collective farm, in the whole of the Caucasus.

INTERESTING FACT #2

In 2018 in Khanagah village in Ismayilli one local resident made a bar of soap 4.63 metres long, which made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest.

what to doin Ismayilli

Learn the secrets to kelaghayi making in Basgal
Learn the secrets to kelaghayi making in Basgal
Arts, culture and heritage

Learn the secrets to kelaghayi making in Basgal

Kelaghayis are exquisite silk headscarves traditionally worn by Azerbaijani women. Come see how they’re made... More

Take a day trip to Lahij
Take a day trip to Lahij
Arts, culture and heritage

Take a day trip to Lahij

A little village called Lahij can take your breath away with its antique cobbled streets... More

Tours of Chabiant
Tours of Chabiant
Food, drinks and nightlife

Tours of Chabiant

If you want to enjoy the wine at the hilltop vineyards, Chabiant's is the place... More

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