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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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The Most Interesting Facts about Baku

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...

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Longevity Museum in Lerik

Longevity Museum in Lerik

People who have once seen the beauties of Azerbaijani can not resist the temptation of living in the country for a time more than a vacation. This picturesque country is capturing with its diversity. Its natural beauties have turned the country into a land of longevity. One of most beautiful places of the country is located some 320 km south from Baku on the top of the Talysh Mountains. It is called Lerik. This natural recreation area is well-known among the locals. Located not away...

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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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