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Why visit Azerbaijan?
Once you have travelled out from the glitz and glamour of Baku, you begin to see the real Azerbaijan. You may only have travelled ten or twenty miles but the distance could well have been thousands of miles.
Passing the miles and miles of nodding donkeys that produce the oil that has fuelled the economic boom of Baku, your first stop should be the fire-worshippers temple of Ateshgah. At various times throughout history this was a shrine for Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs.
Another must see in Azerbaijan is Khan’s Palace in Sheki, a summer residence for the Shaki Khans and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Beautifully restored by local craftsmen, a walk around the building and grounds allows you to see up close the intricate designs throughout.
Azerbaijan may be known for its capital and car racing, but look a little further afield and you will find a country full of history, culture and a legacy of the Silk Road.