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Six must-see places in Guba

15 August 2017 [10:00] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan has an almost endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places to explore. 

From the ancient ruins, fascinating architectural structures to diverse landscape there is an endless collection of tourist attractions in country's regions that will never cease to awe and fascinate the visitor.

Guba, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Azerbaijan, is beautiful at any season. 

Characterized by a unique natural landscape, Guba is a favorite tourist spot for its natural splendor

In 2016, about 82,000 local and foreign tourists visited the region.

There are many architectural monuments around the region. 

Guba opens its doors with hospitality to guests from all over the world.

Here are six stunning places in Guba that are all worth to visit:

Khinalig village

Khinalig village, which has been included in the UNESCO list of world historical monuments, resembles a museum in an open air.

It is the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Located in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains, Khinalig, is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period.

With a history spanning over 5,000 years, Khinalig is among the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world.

Because of its high altitude and remoteness, it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque. There are also many ancient holy caves of early humans and ancient cemeteries between the mountains.

Afurja waterfall

Afurja Waterfall is located on the Velvelichai river. Afurja Waterfall listed in the “Nature Monuments of Azerbaijan” and is protected by the state.

The waterfall flows from a high rock situated near the village. A narrow 3-4-meter wide gangway leading underneath the waterfall causes a rush of adrenaline.

The country's highest waterfall begins in the mountains and from about 70 meters high rock.

Natural Minaret

One of creations of the nature warn by the water in the rock is a Minaret.

It is believed that its tectonic processes and river erosion were formed in the IV century.

Minaret also serves as  a natural bridge at a height of 10-15 meters.

Chenlibel Lake

The lake is located near Nugedi village of Guba region. The place is beautiful, especially at dawn, as the mist above the water reflects the light of the rising sun.


Qechresh is one of the largest villages in the Guba region. It is located 12 km from the district center. There are many recreation centers in the village. The area is covered with forest on all sides. Qechresh is famous for its natural springs and plants.

The wild walnuts, hazelnuts, cranberry, hawthorn, hips, apples, pears and pine trees grown there.  As for the animal world, the village is a home for gazelles, wolves, bears, foxes and other animals. It is also possible to catch fish in Gudjalchay, which gives a special beauty to the village.


The meaning of the name of village is "the place between the mountains." Valvalachay river passes through two mountains on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus. The road that passes through two mountains, steep cliffs as well as beautify forest make the view of this village charming.



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