Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Goychay

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search

Goychay is a city in Azerbaijan's Sheki Region. More specifically, Goychay is said to be situated in the Shirvan region, in the center of Azerbaijan. Goychay is the major city of the Goychay rayon. Ujar Rayon is south of Goychay rayon, Ismayilli rayon is northeast and Qabala rayon is to the northwest. In the east, Goychay is bordered by Agsu rayon and in the west, it is bordered by Agdash rayon (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).

"Weather"

Goychay’s climate is sub-tropical and mild. In summer, the climate is very hot and in winter, the weather is cold. It snows rarely in the winter. In fall, the weather is cool and rainy. Spring is the best season because the trees bloom and the weather is warm and sunny (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).

Get in[edit]

Taxi[edit]

  • Baku-Goychay. 7 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Yevlax-Goychay. Leaves when full. 2 or 3 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Ganja-Goychay. Leaves when full. 4 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Barda-Goychay. Leaves when full. 3 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Ujar-Goychay. Leaves when full. 1 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Ismayilli-Goychay (day time). Leaves when full. 1.60 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Ismayilli-Goychay (night time). 10 AZN for cab.  edit
  • Mingechevir-Goychay. Leaves when full. 3 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit
  • Xaldan-Goychay (can catch bus to Sheki/Zaqatala/Balaken from Xaldan). Leaves when full. 2 AZN/person for shared cab.  edit

Bus[edit]

  • Baku-Goychay. 5 AZN.  edit
  • Yevlax-Goychay (Take the Ganja bus). 8, 9, 10. 1 AZN.  edit
  • Ganja-Goychay. Hours: 8:00; 9:00; 10:00. 3 AZN.  edit
  • Barda-Goychay. Hours: 10:00; 12:00. 2 AZN.  edit
  • Ujar-Goychay. Leaves when full. 0,40 AZN.  edit
  • Ismayilli-Goychay. Hours: 9:00; 10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 13:00. 1 AZN.  edit
  • Mingechevir-Goychay (bus passing through Goychay to Baku). 2 AZN.  edit
  • Sheki-Goychay (passes through Goychay to Baku). 3 AZN.  edit
  • Zaqatala-Goychay (passes through Goychay to Baku). 5 AZN.  edit
  • Balaken-Goychay (passes through Goychay to Baku). 6 AZN.  edit

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

Pomegranate Festival[edit]

Come and celebrate Goychay's most popular product, pomegranates! This year's festival will be on Friday, 7 November 2008. Every year, Goychay host a festival to promote this product. At the fair, a parade is held with traditional entertainment like tightrope walkers. Dancing and music are found along the parade route, but without a doubt, the star of the show is pomegranate. Taste juices, eat local dishes, enjoy the pomegranate juicing competition and more. The pomegranate holiday is very interesting. There was a game in which every player had to eat a pomegranate very fast. If seeds dropped to the table, the player was disqualified. The winner got 500 AZN. There was also a competition for the biggest pomegranate. About 5,000 people came to the festival and enjoyed the sights. The festival usually takes place in October (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).

Warning: The date tends to shift for this event until the last minute. Be sure to check often for the date/time. Be flexible with your planning.Starvinghog 04:15, 31 January 2008 (EST)

  • Visit the Heydar Museum.
  • Relax musical fountain which is on during warm weather nights.
  • Eli Kerim park is near the stadium on the edge of the city.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Pomegranates[edit]

Called "nar" in the native language, this fruit can be found in various states; from jam and preserves to juice and sauces, Goychay is renowned for its tasty pomegranates in both red and white variations. They even have a pomegranate festival every year (information given by students of Goychay's English Conversation Club).

  • Pomegranates (red/sour and white/sweet)
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate sharab (a sauce from pomegranate used on fish, but tastes great on anything)

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Doners and peroshkis are available near the Heydar Park.
  • Karavan Saray Restaurant is located in the city center and is open to both males and females.
  • Zeynub wedding palace/restaurant is located near school number 7.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Get out[edit]

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages