By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan's spectacular regions look wonderful in all seasons, of course, but there's something about winter that adds an extra touch of magic.
Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. Explore the beauty of winter in Azerbaijan's Zaqatala region.
Zaqatala is located in the northwestern part of Azerbaijan, on the southern slopes of the Major Caucasus mountains. Half of its territory is mountainous and covered with forests.
The region has conditions favorable for promoting ecotourism. Visitors can travel on foot and horseback along the tourist trails to observe the different species of animals and birds as well as to take photographs and videos in the reserve.
Zaqatala is an international region where Azerbaijanis live alongside the people of more than 20 ethnic communities, including the Avars, Lezgins, Tsakhurs, Russians, Tatars, and Ingiloys.
Numerous historical and cultural monuments can be found in the region. Other attractions are the 18th century mosques in Qalal and Gozbarakh villages, the Alban tower dating back to the XII century, and the XVIII century mosque in Mazikh village, two monuments built in the XIV century in the village of Kebeloba, the Peri Tower in Yukhari Chardakhlar village, the XIII century Albanian Tower in Pashan village, and the Chingozqala tower from the XIV century in Jar village, among others.