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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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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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Ateshgah fire temple Baku

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...

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Yanar Dag Burning Mountain in Baku

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...

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