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About Shamakhi
Shamakhi is the capital city of Shamakhi District of Azerbaijan. This place is very much popular for its traditional dancers and Soumak Rugs. The city has been destroyed a number of times by eleven major earthquakes but it has strengthened itself. At the present time it is the economic as well as the administrative capital of Shirvan, which is one of the key townships on the silk road. 

The Juma Mosque of Shamakhi was built in the 8th century and it has survived eight out of eleven earthquakes. A 15th-century mausoleum and graveyard, known as Shirvan Domes, is located at the Gulistan Fortresses’ foot. You can also explore the Yedid Gumbaz Mausoleum which has a cemetery, a group of mausoleums, and the burial vaults of the Shivran Khan's ruling during the 18th and 19th centuries. You can only see three of the four mausoleums as the fourth one lies in need of restoration. 

During your visit to Shamakhi, you can think of taking a fascinating excursion tour to capture the magnificence of ancient mosque and medieval baths, visiting workshops of highly skilled craftsmen, walking on the famous iron suspension bridge over Girdmanchay River and witnessing some of the brilliant views of the southern foothills of the Great Caucasus Ridge. 

The summer season in Shamakhi happens to be warm, dry, and clear whereas the winter seasons are long, cold, snowy, and cloudy as well. The average range of temperature varies from 23 - 88 degree Fahrenheit. The best time to head out to the most sought after tourist places in Azerbaijan would be from the month of July to the month of August.
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