Baku. 19 January. REPORT.AZ/ Azerbaijan is ranked among top spectacular holiday destinations for tourists in 2017 according to the American edition of Huffington Post, Report informs.
“Untapped” may be the best way to describe this coastal country between Iran and Russia. Start in the capital of Baku, whose Old City has UNESCO world heritage status as a rare example of ancient architecture. Then, move out to explore quaint rural villages at the base of the Great Caucasus mountains.Former Peace Corps volunteershave set up a network of local homestays to help visitors enjoy the country’s outer fringes, where paved roads are scarce but the land is lush.
Baku mixes old architecture with glittering 21st-century towers on the Caspian Sea.
The Government House is just one of many historic monuments to see in Baku.
Baku also offers museums, theaters, libraries and an opera house. Treat yourself to a balcony room at the glimmering Four Seasons Hotel.
High in the mountains, Xinaliq is home to friendly shepherds who can point you in the right direction for adventurous hikes.
According to the Huffington Post, other interesting places for tourists in 2017 are South Korea, Mauritania, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Latvia, Ecuador and others.