#485 : Sleeping in the Khans’ Caravanserai of Sheki ont the Road Silke in Azerbaijan

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#485 : Sleeping in the Khans’ Caravanserai of Sheki ont the Road Silke in Azerbaijan

azIdea #485 – Sleeping in the Khans’ Caravanserai of Sheki ont the Silke Route in Azerbaijan


Sheki (also Seki or Shaki) is a historic city of Azerbaijan, in the woody piedmont of the Big Caucasus, situated on the passage of the Silk route. In the XVIIIth century, the Khan Hussein made it build a summer palace, during the period of the independence of the khanat of Seki. The palace is richly decorated, inside as outside and the court offers a panoramic view on the city and the forests of the surrounding mountains.

The caravanserai, situated in the same street, was built by the Khans de Sheki to welcome the caravans which passed on the silk route between Europe and China. It was one of these five stops of this type in Azerbaijan, and the biggest of the kind, during the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries. This day, he is still used as hotel ; although very rustic, there is an interesting experience.


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Where is it?


Shaki, Azerbaijan

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