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...
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...
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...
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...
Ateshgah fire temple Baku
One of the most interesting and peculiar historical monuments near Baku is the fire temple of Indian fire-worshippers, called Ateshgah. It is located on a flat area not far from the sea, to the south-east of the village of Surakhani on the Absheron Peninsula; it is currently surrounded by oil fields on all sides. The cells and the temple were constructed at different times between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The cells were enclosed within a surrounding wall at the end of the 18th century. At...
Yanar Dag Burning Mountain in Baku
Enigmatic ‘fire mountain’ in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, a country with ancient and rich history located on the crossroads of the East and West and often called the Land of Fire, is attractive for tourists due to its unique places, resources and traditions.
Yanar Dag or the Fire Mountain is one of the magically attractive sites, which surprises and enchants visitors. It seems like a brilliant sparkling on the mountain surface.
People have always regarded the magnificent view of Yanar D...
Gobustan National Park
Gobustan National Park officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a hill and mountain site occupying the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge. It is located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Baku city centre on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
In 1966, Gobustan was declared a national historical landmark of Azerbaijan in an attempt to preserve the ancient carvings, relics, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region. In 2007 Go...
Mud Volcanoes in Baku
Mud volcanoes are some of the most unique natural phenomenon on Earth. They are active, impressive and definitely worth seeing. Indicating the presence of energy resources reserves hidden deep beneath land and sea in the Caspian region, their eruption reveals the existence of large oil and gas basins. Azerbaijan or as it is called here the Land of Fire has the highest number of mud volcanoes in the world. Some 350 out of over 1,000 mud volcanoes in the world are located here.
The Most Interesting Facts about Baku
On internet You can find many posts about the most interesting facts about Baku, but here we chose the ones that TES team thinks are the most fascinating facts:
1. Ancient names of Baku:
Ateshi Baquan, meaning “God’s fire”
Bād-kube, meaning "Wind-pounded city"
Baghkuy, meaning "God's town".
In later sources the city was named as Bakukh, Bakuya, Bakuye and Baku. Nowadays, Azerbaijan is using the Latin alphabet, and it is spelled as "Bakı" [bɑˈc...