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On 27 July the participants of the V International Summer School of Multiculturalism made an introductory tour of the district of Gabala.

Sixty students from the Universities of 26 countries who are attending  the V International Summer School of Multiculturalism held in the district of Gakh by the joint organizational efforts of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism, “Erasmus+”, “ALADDIN project” and the Club of the Young Friends of Azerbaijan visited the historical sites and tourist spots of the district of Gabala.

First, the visitors viewed with great interest the Alban-Udi church “Jotari” in the settlement of Nizh. They were told that historically the church is one of the ancient and significant monuments. The settlement of Nizh is considered as a small model of tolerance. There are 3 churches and 2 mosques in the settlement inhabited by 6000 people among whom there are 3700 Udis. In the settlement of Nizh the Udis have been maintaining their language, religion, customs and traditions for 2500 years. The primary schools in the settlement teach the Udi language.

Further, the students familiarized themselves with “Tufandagh” Winter-Summer Tourism Complex. During the tour of this spot, which receives most of the tourists in the region, the participants were informed that the construction work has been accomplished in all 4 cable ways and 10 skiing pathways of the complex. To organize the tourists’ entertainment, restaurants with all kinds of conditions and a five-star “Tufandagh” hotel  have been opened. The entire mountainous-ski run has been equipped with the artificial snow generation system, and conditions have been created to serve 4 thousand people a day at the complex. In general, the length of four cable ways is 6 kilometres, and the length of 10 skiing pathways is 17 kilometres. Over 450 thousand local and foreign visitors have benefited from the services of “Tufandagh” Winter-Summer Tourism Complex for the last 3 years and six months.

Having climbed the peak of the mountains through the cable way, the visitors viewed the city of Gabala, the surrounding rivers, forests, and the picturesque scene from there, had a commemorative photo taken.

During the tour of Gabala the participants of the summer school were provided with the information on the ancient history of the district, its modernity, the local people’s occupation, on the work done and successes gained to develop socially and economically. It was stated that the ancient city of Gabala dating back 2500 years used to be the capital of the Caucasian Albania.

The participants of the V International Summer School of Multiculturalism have left Gabala with pleasant impressions.