• Tradition of Tea in Azerbaijan – Azerbaijani Tea culture

    In Azerbaijan tea is mainly grown in the Lenkeran-Astara region. This is an area of some 5.33 thousand square km. and includes the districts of Astara, Lenkeran, Masalli, Lerik, Yardimli and Jalilabad. Tea is grown in the first four of these districts. The Lenkeran-Astara region is a humid, subtropical region. About 55% of the region is mountainous, the rest consisting of lowlands and plains. The region borders the Caspian Sea in the east, with Iran to the south, south-west and north-west. The region’s humid climate is due to the Caspian Sea to the east, the humid, subtropical areas of Iran in the south, the Talysh mountains and the coverage of…

  • Ленкорань – древний город Азербайджана

    Ленкорань принято считать одним из самых древнейших городов Азербайджана. Он расположен возле берегов Каспийского моря, а в южной части территориальных земель страны Ленкорань находится в близости с Ираном. Исходя из ранее проведенных археологических раскопок, стало известно, что в этом месте первое поселение людей появилось еще в момент расцвета бронзового века. Многие торговые караваны проходили через эти замечательные земли. А главной особенностью города является его расположение возле моря, и поэтому в давние времена он был важным торговым портом. Наиболее огромную популярность городу принес местный напиток – чай, который не уступает более знаменитым маркам чая в мире. Кроме этого город славится своим отличным климатом. Неподалеку от города туристы могут найти термальные источники.…

  • Haydar Aliyev Center Baku © masimovasif.net

    Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center – Baku, Azerbaijan

    The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ( Heydər Əliyev Mərkəzi) – is a cultural complex constructed in Baku, Azerbaijan. The complex is designed by renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The Cultural Center will house a conference hall with 3 auditoriums, a library and a museum. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center occupies the area of 57,519 sq m rising to a height of 22m. The proposal for the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center envisions a fluid form which emerges by the folding of the landscape’s natural topography and by the wrapping of individual functions of the Center. All functions of the Center, together with entrances, are represented by folds in a single continuous surface.…

  • Reportage about Gabala (Qabala) in Azerbaijan

    Visions visits one of Azerbaijan’s most popular tourist destinations, beautiful Qabala, with international travel writer Mark Elliott! See Qabala’s archeology, Albanian church, scenic views, theme parks, hotels, market, extreme sports scene and more.

  • Ein uraltes Fest – Novruz in Aserbaidschan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcVDJX3apsAuf den Straßen wird getanzt, Streit wird geschlichtet und Schulden werden beglichen – Novruz, das Fest zum Frühlingsbeginn, das persische Wurzeln hat, wird seit mehr als dreitausend Jahren gefeiert. In Baku, in der Hauptstadt Aserbaidschans, dauern die Feierlichkeiten nicht weniger als eine ganze Woche an. “Aserbaidschan ist bekannt für seine Traditionen. Einen besonderen Platz darunter nimmt das Novruz-Fest ein”, erläutert der Minister für Kultur und Tourismus, Abulfas Garajew. “Die Feierlichkeiten gibt es seit uralten Zeiten. Immer schon haben die Menschen die … http://de.euronews.net/

  • Sheki from Top to Bottom – Visit Azerbaijan

    Sheki, an ancient Silk Road city of 68,000 in northwest Azerbaijan, is well known for its various handicrafts. In 2017, it was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities network for crafts and folk art. In this video, join Visions on a walk through picturesque Sheki to discover its specialties (confectioneries making halva; handicrafts like tekelduz, hat making, silk, and shebeke; antiques; and national music). Then get a taste of Sheki’s unique local humour to see if it strikes your funny bone. The historic centre of Sheki along with the Palace of Sheki Khans, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Honey of Ivanovka in Ismailli (Azerbaijan)

    The picturesque village of Ivanovka in the Ismayilli region is known as much for its unusual inhabitants as it is for its natural farm products. It was founded by Russian Molokans (a strand of spiritual Christians) forcibly resettled to the Russian Empire’s southern borders for not conforming to certain tenets of the Orthodox church. But contrary to the expectations of their oppressors, the Molokans soon built an industrious community and began to prosper in Azerbaijan. One of the first families to produce honey in Ivanovka was the Ryadayevs. Head of the family Timofey remembered the early days well: It all started from absolutely nothing, he said. Before and just after the war…