Chirag-Gala or Çiraq Qala ("light" or
"lamp") is the name of a 5th-century castle fortress in the Guba Forest
by the Sassanid Persians, the mountaintop fortress served as a defense for the khanate
(province) of Quba until the 1800s.
fortress is located at over 1200 altitude, and this made it
an excellent communication tower.
prevailing system in the castles of the area was to give alert of an enemy threat by lighting
signal fires that could be seen from other towers. A rugged mountain road connects to a
footpath leading up to the fortress.
Chirag Gala is located between Devechi and Siyezen regions,
but it is not easily accessible by road. Many tourists visiting Chirag Gala do it by foot from
the village of Dashlig Yanar near Siyazan (Siyəzən)
directions: Geographic Coordinates:
41° 4′ 49″ N, 48° 56′ 43″ E (41.080278, 48.945278)
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