23 March 2018

Azerbaijan’s 2016 folklore capital

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Gusar, one of the most attractive regions of Azerbaijan, has been announced “The capital of Azerbaijan’s folklore 2016”.

The north region will hold the title in accordance with the "Folk Art Capitals" program by the Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry.

During this year Gusar will welcome scientific and practical conferences, round tables, concerts, competitions, festivals, exhibitions, info-tours and other events.

The Museum Center in Baku will host the official presentation of "Folklore Capital of Azerbaijan 2016” on March 11.

Last year, Balakan was honored with the title of “The capital of Azerbaijan’s folklore”.

Called “Northern Gates” due to its geographical location and located 180 km away from Baku, Gusar is the last large region in the north of Azerbaijan.

Favorable natural conditions create a great opportunity for organization of the resorts, recreational and tourist complexes in this area. The recently opened Shahdag winter and summer tourist complex has gained a high popularity both among Azerbaijanis and foreigners. This is a popular ski resort in winter and a camp site in the lap of the Caucasus Mountains in summer.

Not far from the complex is located an ancient village Laza surrounded by mountains and well known for its majestic waterfalls. Competitions on climbing are held at the frozen waterfalls in winter here.

Many historical monuments are preserved in Gusar. Around the region, one can also find carpet weaving, handicraft embroidery, wood engraving, and souvenir shopping.

Gusar has all the conditions necessary for ecological tourism, and here tourists might observe historical monuments and samples of folk art in the village of Anig, as well as become familiar with samples of folk art and the traditions of the local population.

2016.03.11 / 12:38
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