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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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SHEKI - Beautiful town of Azerbaijan

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SHEKI (AZERBAIJAN)

Sheki is situated in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, 325 km (200 miles) from Baku.The population of Shaki is 63,000.
Sheki is surrounded by mountains and oak trees. Because of its natural beauty, Shaki is one of the towns with the greatest tourist potential in Azerbaijan







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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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Sheki Khans' Palace

One of the most outstanding and valuable monument of the 18th century Azerbaijan is Sheki Khans' palace . It was constructed in 1761- 17 62 as a summer residence of Hussein-khan Mushtad (grandson of Gadzhi Chelebi). The unique beauty two-storied building of the palace amazes with its magnificent interior and exterior. The facade of the palace is richly painted with anecdotal drawings displaying scenes of hunting and war as well as intricate geometrical and vegetative patterns. In the center is a huge stained-glass window from a multi-colored glass mosaic. (It is remarkable up to 5,000 glass pieces were used per 1 square meter). Other smaller windows of the palace are also made of pieces of colored glass and covered with openwork stone lattices.
Sheki Khans' Pal ace has been repeatedly restored and today it is open for tourists in its magnificence owing to which the well- known travelers compared it to notorious Bakhchs e rai palace.










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Thanks for showing this!!! Very very interesting - and that palace is something special!
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Very nice architecture.
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