The Northern Gates of Azerbaijan - Qusar

Aydan Isayeva | Live the World

November 23, 2022

The Northern Gates of Azerbaijan - Qusar is one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Located in the northern part of Azerbaijan Republic, the Qusar region is one of the most popular tourist destinations, but not only because of Shahdag mountain resort. Qusar is extremely interesting with its natural wonders, culture, and traditions of people living here. The highest point of Azerbaijan - Mount Bazarduziu as well as the highest mountain camp in the country - Suvar are located here. And last but not least: in Qusar you can taste the most delicious qutab.

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Anigh Castle

The village of Anigh is located 27 km from the centre of the district, on the right bank of the Qusarchai River. Sometimes it is also called the Anigh Valley. In this strategically important village the castle was built in order to protect it from the Arab's occupation. The Castle is located at the foothills of Shahdag Mountain, 1100 meters above the sea level. To provide a better defence of the castle, its architect has successfully used all the features of the land's relief. There are two fragments of the castle left to this day. The first one is a wall that 15-16 meters long, and the second is the cornerstone of the tower gates. The width of the wall is 2 meters, and the diameter of the tower is about 6 meters. The height of the remains of the castle reaches 5,8-9,3 meters. The ancient fortress was built out of the rock fragments and river stones.

Laza Village

Laza village is located at the foothills of the Shah Jaylak Mountain, at the height of 4242m above the sea level. The village is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, and many waterfalls flow from the rocks. The residents of the village live an ordinary mountainous life. The population speaks their native Lezgi language. The village has a population of only 130 people. The mosque, that belongs to the end of the 18th century, is the most remarkable place in the village. An ancient stone bridge over the Gusar River- Qohci-Myux, and a sacred place at the foothills of the Shahdag massif (pir) are also located in the Laza Village.

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Chateau Qusar

In the Qusar village, there is a cosy place called "Chateau Qusar" which can be a choice for the family vacationers. The construction of the complex resembles a fairytale castle, spreading among the mountains and trees. The distance between the "Chateau Qusar" and the ski resort "Shahdag" is 20 km. This place offers a variety of entertainments such as a billiard room, a playground for children, lodges for family feasts, a spa, etc. Those who want to taste both the local and international dishes can use the restaurant in the main building and the lobby.

Named** the "Northern Gates of Azerbaijan" after its geographical location, the region of Qusar** is one of the most prestigious places, where you might spend the best holidays of your life.

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