In the Ganja tour firstly we ll visit The Ancient Gates of Ganja. These Gates were a masterpiece of craftsmanship of the 10th to 11th centuries.Six large gates were erected in different directions of the town. Upon Shavur's order Azerbaijani master Ibrahim ibn Osman built the gates. The gates were of cast irondecorated on the outside with stamped ornaments and patterns made according to the chasing method. After we ll go to the museums. Ganja State History-Ethnography Museum is the oldest museum in the city, with over 30,000 artifacts.The city is also home to Nizami Ganjavi Museum, which was built in 2014.The museum contains a research section, a library, a conference room, and corners for guests and tourists’ relaxation.
We can visit Juma Mosque of Ganja or Friday Mosque of Ganja – is a mosque located in the centre of Ganja. The mosque was built in 1606, according to a project of Sheykh Baheddin Mohammad Amil. The mosque is also often called “Shah Abbas Mosque”, because it was built on the instructions of Shah Abbas the Great during his reign.
Castle of Ganja is interesting too.While building the castle, some neighborhoods of Ganja were kept outside the walls of the fortress. It was form of an uneven polygonal shape. In the construction of the fortress, clay-mud, cobblestones and baked red bricks which is traditional Ganja architecture, were used. For that reason Its south-west, north-west, and north-east walls were strong. The total length and height were 13.7 km and 12 m respectively. A total of 30 defensive towers were built across the wall every 200 to 500 meters.
Other amazing building is bootle house. Bottle House (Azerbaijani: Butulka ev/Butulkali ev) is an unusual private residence in Ganja built from glass bottles.
Two-storey bottle house was built by Ibrahim Jafarov, a resident of Ganja in 1966-67 from glass bottles of different shapes and sizes, and colorful stones brought from Sochi.48000 bottles was used in construction.
The construction of this house was dedicated to the memory of Ibrahim Jafarov's brother who went missing during World War II.
2nd day we ll travel to the Goy gol and Maral gol. These are 2 big lakes, with rich nature,flora and fauna.
Lake of Goy gol- Greater Göygöl area is often split into 19 lakes, 8 of which fall into large lakes category, Maralgol, Zelilgöl, Qaragöl among them. It is situated at 1,556 meters above the sea level.The complete length reaches 6,460 meters. The depth of the lake is 93 meters. Due to pureness of the water, one can see underwater life clearly 8–10 meters below the surface. The lake fauna is very rich. The Göygöl Trout has evolved from the river trout since the natural creation of the lake. The Göygöl area is known for dry winters and mild to warm summers. Rainfalls range from 600 to 900 mm.There is an Azerbaijani Army corps close to Göygöl. The lake is a major tourist attraction during the spring and summer seasons. In 2009, more than 4500 tourists have visited Goygol. Among the tourists, many are German nationals. In the vicinity of Göygöl, there are settlements populated by ethnic Germans, many monuments of German culture and an old German Lutheran church built in 1854.
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