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Firstly, we will start visiting Mud Volcanoes
(if the weather is suitable for a road) at 09:00. Mud volcanoes form in places
where pockets of underground gas have found a weak spot in the earth where they
can force their way to the surface. Over a thousand mud volcanoes are known to
exist in the world, and some 400 of those are in the coastal area of
Azerbaijan. A few of gas leaks are constantly on fire, shooting small
perpetual flames into the air and some believe that these perpetual flames are
strongly connected to the appearance of the Zoroastrian religion in Azerbaijan
some 2,000 years ago.
Thereafter will visit Gobustan
open-air museum littered with Neolithic rock drawings where 6000 inscriptions
(petroglyphs) are kept. Museum of Petroglyphs is another name for Gobustan - a
mountainous place in the southeast of the Major Caucasian ridge located 60 km
from Baku. Ancient primitive dwellings - caves and sites - and more than 100
thousand objects of material culture have been found in that place. Rock
drawings perpetuated the figures of the animals which lived there for the last
10 thousand. Since 1966 the territory of Gobustan has been regarded as a
national reserve. Today is an open-air museum. Annually this stone picture
gallery is visited by thousands of people from all over the world. There you
will also have a chance to observe Roman inscription over the stone and
Location of the shooting of "Agent 007”. On the way back to Baku a short
stopover at Bibi Heybat Mosque, the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of the
Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the
region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. At
14:00 you will have a lunch in one of the best restaurants in Baku
Secondly, we will head to Absheron
at 15:00 with visiting firstly to Atesgah (Fire Temple); it is the first main
settlement of worshippers in Azerbaijan since the second century. Ateshgah
often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious
temple in Surakhani town, a suburb of Baku, Azerbaijan. Based on Persian and
Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian
place of worship. "Atash" is the Persian word for fire, was built
during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Baku Ateshgah was a pilgrimage and
philosophical center of Zoroastrians, who were involved in trade with the
Lastly, we will visit: Yanar Dag
(Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas
fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Flames
jet into the air 3 meters from a thin, porous sandstone layer. Yanar Dag
flame burns fairly steadily for 3000-4000 years. The Yanar Dag fire is never
extinguished.Due to the large concentration of the natural gas under the
Absheron Peninsula; natural flames burned there throughout antiquity and were
reported on by historical writers such as Marco Polo.
Tour starts at 09:00
Gobustan National Park:
Roman inscription on
Location of the film "Agent 007"
Mud volcanoes (depends on weather)
On the way back of the route: Bibi-Heybat Mosque
Ateshgah – fire temple
Yanar Dagh (Burning
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