Chirag Gala Fortress, Siyazan

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#8 of 10 in Things to do in Guba-Khachmaz Region
Chirag Gala, also spelled Çiraq Qala or Çirax Qala, which means lamp castle in Persian and Azerbaijani is a ruined ancient fortress overlooking the Caspian coastal plains north of Baku in Azerbaijan. It is located on the top of a mountain, in the Guba Forest. It was constructed by the Sassanid Persians in the 5th century, it was used as a defense for the khanate of Quba in the 18th century.Today the Chirag Gala is a historic site and it frequently visited by tourists. Because of the large rocks and rough road the Chirag Gala is almost impossible to reach with any vehicle. Most tourists and people travel by foot to the top of the mountain.
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  • Staying in the hotel at the foot of the mountain, decided to get yourself to the fortress. Approximately 40-65 minutes might go. The route is not easy. There are also roads to cars. Ancient fortress of Azerbaijan which is worth to see and feel the history.
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  • There is a breathtaking view from over the top of mountain where it is located. The fortress itself is ruined, just bulk of stones and base walls. But some would prefer that to artificial reconstructi...  more »
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  • Amazing view, with mountains and steppe plains over the sea. Watch out for the orad though. Our car couldn't make it and we had to walk 2km to the fortress. Lada Niva does the trick. Totally worth it anyway.
  • exciting place, castle on the rock
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