26.09.2017. According to the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated September 1, 2016, annually on September 27, the professional holiday of “Day of Tourism Workers” is celebrated in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In connection with the execution of this order by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, all the reserves and museums operating under the Ministry were given the order to organize the day of “Open doors”. Proceeding from this, the State Historical and Cultural Reserve Keshikchidag started launching a number of activities within the framework of the project “Let’s get known with Keshikchidag”. The presentation pavilion “Let’s get known with Keshikchidag” was constructed in the Agstafa City Park named after Samed Vurgun, in front of the administrative building of the reserve. The pavilion is decorated with carpets reflecting the antiquity of the region, national ornaments and works of art. The event also exhibited samples of material and cultural artifacts found during archaeological excavations on the reserve territory, a short documentary film entitled “Stone Annals of the Ancient Edge” was demonstrated, shirts, caps and souvenirs with the photos of the reserve were sold, as well as towers and temples models carved out of stone and the ballpoint pens, CDs with the film, booklets and flyers (in three languages), tea, coffee and sweets were distributed free of charge.
The constructed pavilions aroused great interest of the residents of the Agstafa region and in this connection numerous appeals to visit the territory of the reserve were made. Considering these appeals, trips and excursions for a group of tourists to the territory of the reserve were organized. During the excursion the employee of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of ANAS, candidate of historical sciences Mansur Mansurov informed the guests in detail about the historical monuments on the territory of the reserve and the significance of the events of September 27. Participants during a hike, holding three-colored flags on hands having passed the 600th meter tourist route on caves, have finished a campaign at the highest top from the strategic point of view – at the “Peak named after Ilham Aliyev”. The cave complex “Keshikchidag” left vivid impressions at the participants of the campaign.