scenic Tugh to the roots of civilization

Homeland of many historical figures, the once-flourishing village of Tugh has now been revived, embarking on a path of development to become one of Azerbaijan’s choice tourism destinations that boasts enchanting nature and ancient historical sites of global significance.

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scenic Tughto the roots of civilization

Tugh is located in Khojavend District, in the foothills of Karabakh. Considered a scientific and cultural centre of the region, this village boasts many historical sites dating back many centuries.

One of these is Azikh Cave, which proves that Azerbaijan was one of the settlement sites of ancient humans. Situated 5 km from Tugh village, this cave was the site of an archaeological exploration led by the founder of Azerbaijani palaeontology, the prominent archaeologist Mammadali Huseynov, in 1968. During these excavations, a lower jawbone fragment belonging to an ancient human, estimated to be 350,000-400,000 years old, was discovered. Additionally, various animal bones and traces of hearths, indicating the activities of the people living here, were found in this multi-layered site.

Located 2 km from Tugh is Taghlar Cave. Comprehensive research was conducted at this fascinating archaeological site, leading to the discovery of various animal bones, tools and stone artefacts. These findings have played a vital role in the study of the Mousterian culture in the Caucasus.

Considering the stunning nature, ecological resources and tourism potential of Tugh and the surrounding area, its territory was declared as ‘Tugh State Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve’ by a Presidential Decree on 16 June 2023.

scenic Tugh | to the roots of civilization
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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