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Tovuz in all its splendour

12 January 2017 [10:00] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan amazes its visitors with its diverse and incredible tourist destinations, majestic mountains, thick forests and fairylike lakes. The vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on earth. 

One of such magnificent places is Tovuz, which is located in the western part of Azerbaijan on the border with Georgia and Armenia.

Here, the diversity of nature and warm and cheerful atmosphere will make you want to stroll through region and discover all its riches. Additionally, the site is home to many species of animals.

Tovuz  is also home to one of the main and ancient Alban settlements. The Alban temple, dating to the fifth century, and several other preserved structures once served as shelters for dervishes who led ascetic lifestyles.

The region has very favorable conditions for wine growing. The history of wine production in Tovuz dates back to the 7th century and according to archaeological findings, which included vessels for wine storage and remains of tartaric acid, winemaking was common in the Tovuz and Ganja region during the early stages of social development.

The area for grape plantations in the city stretches over more than 600 hectares.

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