Shaki is situated in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, 325 km (202 miles) from Baku. The population is 63,000. Shaki is surrounded by snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus, in some places reaching 3000–3600 metres. Visitors and Azeri’s go to Shaki to bathe in its prestigious mineral springs.
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The Palace of Shaki Khans which was a summer residence of Shaki Khans, still remains one of the most visible landmarks of Shaki. Constructed in 1762 without a single nail, it is one of the most marvelous monuments of its epoch. Displayed within the palace are Azerbaijani Khanate-era artefacts, as well as displays of the art scene, considered to be among the finest in the world. The Shaki Castle was built by the founder of the Shaki Khanate Haji Chelebi Khan (1743–1755), near the village of Nukha on the southern foothills of the Caucasus. The fortress walls are close to one thousand, two hundred metres long and over two metres thick. The Shaki History Museum is one of the main museums in Azerbaijan and is considered one of the most important for artefacts of the Khanate period
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