revitalising Tugh a cultural rebirth

The village of Tugh, renowned for its historical value and great tourism potential, is experiencing a revival that promises to restore its former glory. Located at the transition point from the lowland region of Karabakh to a mountainous zone, Tugh offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

the varied traditionsof Tugh

revitalising Tugha cultural rebirth

Known for its viniculture, Tugh has long been a destination for wine enthusiasts. The village's significant wineries, which thrived in the 1960s-1980s, have been restored following the village’s liberation. The renowned Khindogni grape variety, a staple of the region, has made a comeback, with wines made from these grapes being showcased at the 2023 Wine Festival in Shamakhi.

Once a centre of science and culture in the Karabakh region, Tugh Village School was also one of the first modern educational establishments in Azerbaijan during the 19th-20th centuries. Elsewhere in Tugh, the old part of the village features residential houses built in the traditional architectural style of the Karabakh region, structures over natural springs, sarcophagus-type graves and temples.

Restoration efforts have already begun, with the foundations of the first residential and several administrative buildings laid in 2021. The revitalisation of Tugh is part of a broader effort to promote the cultural and natural heritage of the Karabakh region, making it a compelling destination for visitors once again.

revitalising Tugh | a cultural rebirth
USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
28.6°C
Average:
23.2 – 31.4°C / 73.8–88.5°F

Feel temperature

Current:
28.3°C
Average:
25.1 – 32.6°C / 77.2–90.7°F

Wind

Current:
  • Cloudy; breezy this afternoon
  • N
  • speed 18.5 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • Spring, summer, autumn

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