With its eight cemeteries, collections of dung to burn in winter (as you can see, there are no trees!), its unique language group shared with the village next door, hand-washed laundry on the lines around town, people collecting water from the few communal water sources, it is a village preserved in time. Whether it is meeting a young boy playing with a wooden train, a shepherd sauntering with his sheep, a lone horseman on a narrow trail, or buying the necessary wooly hats and funky socks for sale, this 4WD destination is spectacular and memorable. Have a chay and a conversation with a local, enjoy the amazing scenery, reflect on the spectacular journey to get there (a drive winding over mountains and along green or snowy valleys)!
|Cloud Catcher Canyon, with Tolkien Chasm to the left, and a pre-Islamic talisman left by the Zoroastrian-based animist tradition with a debatable meaning.|
Information sources: Mark Elliot's 4th Edition guidebook 'Azerbaijan' 2010