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Travel Warning WARNING: A ceasefire agreement in Karabakh is in effect, but you should exercise extreme caution while in this region. Reports by travelers in 2021 indicate that it not possible for foreign nationals to enter the region at all. The ceasefire agreement included moving large parts of the UN-unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh Republic back under Azerbaijani control. Many governments advise against all travel to Karabakh and the military occupied area surrounding it, within 5 km of the Line of Contact, and within 5 km of the border with Armenia. For more information, see war zone safety.
Government travel advisories
(Information last updated Nov 2020)

Karabakh is a region of Azerbaijan.

The areas of the Karabakh region mostly occupied by ethnic Armenians are outside de-facto control of Azerbaijan and covered in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic section. This page does not represent a political endorsement of the claims of either side of the dispute.


As of December 2020, all cities of the region are ghost towns, although the Azerbaijani government plans to use them to re-settle refugees of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War.

  • 1 Hadrut Hadrut on Wikipedia – A small southern town with several nearby 13th- and 14th-century monasteries, and the terminus of the Janapar Trail.
  • 2 Kalbajar Kalbajar on Wikipedia – The administrative center of the Kalbajar District
  • 3 Shusha – The historic capital of Karabakh that used to be one of the cultural capitals of the Caucasus
  • 4 Agdam


Dashtak Gorge

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Ghazanchetsots Cathedral
Carpet Museum display in Shusha
  • In Shusha:
    • Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of the Holy Savior
    • City walls
    • Govharagha Mosque
    • Jtrtuz overlook of Karkar Canyon
    • Zontik Waterfall (1½-hour hike on Janapar Trail)
  • 1 Gtichavank monastery. A beautiful monastery on the iconic Togh mountain that is undergoing a slow restoration. At the foot of the mountain is Togh village with vineyards and a winery. Gtichavank (Q2699193) on Wikidata Gtichavank on Wikipedia
  • 2 Tsitsernavank monastery (Dzidzernavank). Ancient restored basilica with belfry on a rise in a picturesque river valley. Tsitsernavank Monastery (Q953940) on Wikidata Tsitsernavank Monastery on Wikipedia
  • 3 Tigranakert of Artsakh. The ancient city of Tigranakert, one of four cities that were founded in the 1st century BCE in opposite corners of Armenia and named after King Tigran II the Great, ruler of the short-lived Armenian Empire. Tigranakert has been undergoing archaeological excavations since 2005. Tigranakert of Artsakh (Q720134) on Wikidata Tigranakert of Artsakh on Wikipedia


Ruins of Agdam
  • 1 Qamışlı Gorge. A beautiful and impressively deep and steep gorge created by the river and possibly work for the road leading up north to Qamışlı village.



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