What is Azerbaijan known for?


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    • Azerbaijan, also spelled Azerbaidzhan, officially Azerbaijani Republic, Azerbaijani Azärbayjan Respublikasi, country of eastern Transcaucasia.
    • Occupying an area that fringes the southern flanks of the Caucasus Mountains, it is bounded on the north by Russia, on the east by the Caspian Sea, on the south by Iran, on the west by Armenia, and on the northwest by Georgia.
    • The exclave of Naxçıvan ( Nakhichevan) is located southwest of Azerbaijan proper, bounded by Armenia, Iran, and Turkey.
    • Azerbaijan includes within its borders the predominantly Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, which from 1988 was the focus of intense conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
    • The capital of Azerbaijan is the ancient city of Baku (Bakı), whose harbour is the best on the Caspian Sea.

    Azerbaijan has so much to offer, here are some of the things Azerbaijan is known for.

    • Baku: Contrasting the medieval stone core with the modernist skyline in Azerbaijan’s buzzingly dynamic capital.
    • Şəki: Delving into 18th-century palaces and an unforgettable caravanserai-hotel in a Unesco-listed Old Town that's beautifully backed by wooded mountains.
    • Alinja Castle: Climbing Azerbaijan's Machu Picchu
    • Xınalıq: Making repeated roadside photo stops amid the forests, canyons and passes that lead to this fabled mountain settlement with a language all of its own.
    • Qobustan: Taking in Stone- and Bronze-Age petroglyphs and a nearby ‘family’ of wonderfully weird mud volcanoes.
    • Lahıc: Listening to sounds of copper-beaters resonating down the roughly stone-flagged main street of this picturesque ancient village.
    • Ateşgah: Learning about the spiritual imagery of flame in a still-burning historic fire temple.

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