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Private Sheki Tour

Sheki is one of the most ancient cities that habituated by people more than 2700 years in the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasian Mountains. Majority of architectural buildings that built between 16 th -19 th centuries were well preserved. For centuries Sheki was the center of silkworm breeding and silk production center and located on the silk road. Due to its very soft climate, the soil of Sheki is very good for different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Sheki city is also very famous for its very rich cuisine and sweets not only among the locals but tourists also. You can try a special Soup called  “Piti” that cooked 8-9 hours, from night till morning with the significantly small amount of fire. You definitely should try Sheki sweets also like Sheki Baklava, Tel Halva, Bamiyehs and many more.  Sheki Khans Palace – The Palace itself built in 1762 as a summer residence for the Khan(King) of Sheki. During the construction of the building, no single nails and glues were used. From inside, all the walls of the Palace are full of paintings which each painting has its own philosophical meaning. In the garden outside of the palace, you will discover 2 plane trees that both are 500 years old.  Caravansarais (ancient hotels) – Sheki has 2 caravansarais that are called  Upper and  Lower Caravansarais both dating back to 18th centuries. Due to city’s location on the main trade road from the East to the West, Caravansarais were main resting and trading places of merchants who are passing from the city. Sheki Albanian Church. In the Kish Village of Sheki, you will visit an Albanian church that dates back to the 1st century AD. People of the North part of Azerbaijan were mainly Christians before Islam. Places that you will visit during the tour:Shamakhi Juma Mosque. On the way to Sheki, you will stop to see the most ancient mosque that was built in the Caucasus.Upper CaravanseraiSheki Khans PalaceHistorical MuseumHouse of Hand Crafts which you can buy original handmade works for a very reasonable price.Sheki Albanian Church

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