UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has visited Shaki, a city in the north of Azerbaijan to view its must-see places, AzerTAj State News Agency reported.
Bokova visited the Palace of the Khans, the city`s landmark monument which dates back to the 18th century. One of the most striking architectural features of the residence is its wooden framed stained glass windows known as "shabaka." Shabaka is a combination of hundreds of hand-crafted pieces of wood (platino and poplar trees) so carefully crafted that they fit together firmly without the use of a single nail. The 2-storied building has 6 rooms, 4 corridors and 2 balconies.
The UNESCO chief watched a concert of young musicians in the Palace`s yard.
Bokova then visited Kish village where she viewed an ancient Albanian church, which is preserved on the government-level as a historic and architectural monument.
The UNESCO Director General also visited Shaki-ipek silk factory, and Yukhary Caravanserai (Upper Caravanserai) monument.