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7 Secrets of the Absheron

7 Secrets of the Absheron

Despite increasing development in recent decades, the 30 plus villages of the Absheron peninsula still harbour some of Azerbaijan’s most compelling history, culture and tradition, a collective legacy of the fire-worshipping Indians, Swedish entrepreneurs, Bolshevik revolutionaries, misplaced poets, avant-garde artists, and many more of the diverse peoples to have settled here over the years. What’s more, for those based in Baku and without their own transport, the Absheron, occupying...

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White Winter Weekends

White Winter Weekends

Azerbaijan has two 21st-century resorts. Both are named for (but not actually on) locally famous mountains. Shahdag Resort is on the lower slopes of Heydar Aliyev Peak around 30km west of Qusar. Tufandag Resort is on the northern edge of Qabala. The two aren’t really competitors – they’re very different animals, each with their own attractions, indeed it has even been mooted that one day they might even be linked by a thrilling network of lifts and pistes that essentially cross...

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Six Scenic Day Trips from Baku

Six Scenic Day Trips from Baku

Whether you’re living in Baku full time or just visiting on a short business or tourist trip, there’s no shortage of things to do around town. But if you’re like me, sometimes you just want a break from the urban hustle and bustle. Azerbaijan is a delightfully small country which means it’s possible to get anywhere within its borders in no more than five or six hours. For those with little time to spare, there are plenty of quiet destinations within a three-hour radius, a...

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Azerbaijan: The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan: The Land of Fire

Today, we would like to talk about a miraculous country of Azerbaijan with its unlimited natural resources, centuries-old culture, history and ancient people, whose lifestyle presents a unique and harmonious combination of the traditions and ceremonies of different cultures and civilizations. Azerbaijan is a geographical name. On the one hand this name is linked with the population, which lived in this region for thousand of years before our era, and who were mostly fire-worshippers. Local popu...

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Baku: The Capital City of Azerbaijan

Baku: The Capital City of Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is a large scientific, cultural and industrial center. Ancient foundations, a large area and population all make Baku one of the oldest and largest cities in the East. Baku is situated on the shore of the Caspian Sea in the south of the Absheron peninsula. It covers an area of 2,200 square km and has a population of 5 million.   People have lived and founded their settlements in Baku city and the Absheron peninsula since ancient time...

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Best Tour Company in Azerbaijan: 3 things to do before You decide on choosing the tour in Azerbaijan

Best Tour Company in Azerbaijan: 3 things to do before You decide on choosing the tour in Azerbaijan

Best Tour Company in Azerbaijan: Tours are great way to explore Azerbaijan in a defined time. Even it is a small country for its area, there are more than 1700 travel & tour companies in Azerbaijan. The main reason of so many large numbers of tour companies in Azerbaijan is that there is no need to have an authorized tourism license to operate as a travel company in Azerbaijan since 2015. So we hope this post is going to be helpful and effective to choose the best tour company in Azerbaijan...

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Chiraggala Castle

Chiraggala Castle

The best preserved castle of the Caspian Shore Defensive Constructions is Chiraggala which is located in the Devenchy region, in the Chirag village.    This castle, built on the tallest rock, allows you to see the remote places of ancient Shirvan, but also has very good defense capabilities. In terms of architecture, Chiragqala is a rare art pearl. Chiraggala consists of seventeen constellations, including the central fortress. It's in rectangular shape. The castle is mainly built...

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Five Finger Mountain: Besh Barmag Dag

Five Finger Mountain: Besh Barmag Dag

The mystical mountain with 'five fingers' in Azerbaijan Five Finger Mountain: Besh Barmag Dag is a holly place and important pilgrimage site for people from all over Azerbaijan. At the foothill of the mountain there is a mosque where many vehicles stop to donate money, and on the way to the top there is another holly place where for a small donation pilgrims receive a personal blessing usually performed by whispering prayers and having their shoulders touched a few times with a stone. Most o...

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Coronavirus in Azerbaijan

Coronavirus in Azerbaijan

Should I cancel my travel to Azerbaijan due to coronavirus? - No. Azerbaijan isn't announced as a restricted country to travel by WHO and other global authorities.   As we received some questions about the coronavirus in Azerbaijan, we decided to give a short information about the covid-19 status in Baku Azerbaijan:   Since coronavirus became a global epidemic, preventive measures are taken at all border checkpoints in Azerbaijan, including airports. Starting from January 30, all...

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