Lahic starts where the road from Ismayilly fords the Kishlarcay stream in front of the Cannat Bagy Guest House. The road then snakes along a cliff top past the Ismayilly bus stop (150m) and over a small stone bridge to the triangular central square marked by a war memorial (300m). From here the cobbled main street (Huseynov kuc) passes a series of coppersmith workshops before crossing the Lulochay stream on another bridge after around 700m. The road then continues a similar distance on the far side through a less commercial part of town known as Aracit. Lahij (other spellings Lagich, Lahich, and Lahic) (Azerbaijani: Lahıc) is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Population is approximately 860 people who speak the Tati language. Lahij is a notable place in Azerbaijan, with its authentic handicrafts traditions, particularly related to copper. The village's carpet and rug crafts are also well known in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. Lahij has an old sewage system (some experts claim that it was built 1000 – 1500 years ago). Due to frequent earthquakes local people have developed sophisticated and authentic construction techniques.
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Submitted on 29 February 2016
Credit: Sevinj Shiraliyeva (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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