Baku, The Gulf Observer: Azerbaijan proudly announces its receipt of the prestigious “Cultural Destination of 2023” award from “Voyage” magazine, a prominent publication in the People’s Republic of China. The recognition was bestowed upon Azerbaijan in a ceremony that highlighted the country’s exceptional role as a hub of intercultural dialogue.
The State Tourism Agency of Azerbaijan, which played a pivotal role in securing this accolade, expressed gratitude for the acknowledgment of the nation’s cultural significance. The award ceremony served as a platform to underscore Azerbaijan’s rich historical heritage sites, showcasing its commitment to preserving and promoting cultural treasures.
Among the sites highlighted during the event were the Old City, boasting the UNESCO-listed Shirvanshahs Palace and Maiden Tower, and the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. Also featured were the historical center of Sheki, including the Khan Palace, and the cultural landscape of “Khinalig and Migration Route.”
Participants at the event were captivated by presentations showcasing Azerbaijan’s historical depth and the architectural marvels that grace its landscapes. The acknowledgment of these sites as cultural treasures reflects Azerbaijan’s dedication to safeguarding its heritage for future generations.
The collaboration between the Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau and “Voyage” magazine has been instrumental in bringing the nation’s cultural tapestry to a global audience. Through the magazine’s Weibo social platform page, millions of travelers have gained insights into Azerbaijan’s history and culture, fostering a deeper appreciation for the country’s unique identity.
This accolade marks a significant milestone for Azerbaijan’s tourism sector, signifying its growing prominence as a top cultural destination. The nation looks forward to welcoming visitors from around the world to experience the richness of its cultural heritage and the warmth of Azerbaijani hospitality.