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Candy Cane Mountains

Candy Cane Mountains

The Candy Cane Mountains are a psychedelic, red-pink and white striped area of exposed rock in the Northwest of Azerbaijan. Iron in the ground gives the mountains their deep red color and powdery shale makes up the white parts. Through a geological process, they’ve mixed together underground, layer on top of layer, and when exposed to the elements, they eroded into a beautiful, completely bizarre sight.     Despite being such a striking natural wonder, almost no one visits t...

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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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