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Destinations in Azerbaijan

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Regions in Azerbaijan

Baku Region
Azerbaijan’s political, economic, and cultural hub. Since 1871, oil has been extracted here.

Ganja Region

Nakhchivan
An exclave on Turkey’s western border.

Northeastern Azerbaijan
A multi-ethnic area in the Greater Caucasus highlands enveloped in beautiful green woods.

Sheki Region
A lovely green mountainous area bordering Georgia that has Azerbaijan’s most attractive cities.

Southern Azerbaijan

Talysh Region

Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenian ethnic area ruled by an unrecognized sovereign government. Only via Armenia is it possible to get there.

Cities in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has 71 urban communities having the official status of a city (Azerbaijani: şhr). Only three of them, however, have a population of more than 300,000 people — Baku, Sumqayit, and Ganja — and Sumgayit is now a de facto suburb of Baku. The following are the most significant places to visit in the country:

  • Baku — The Caucasus’ capital and biggest city.
  • Ganja — Azerbaijan’s second biggest city has a rich history and several significant landmarks.
  • Lankaran — City in the south near the Iranian border
  • Nakhchivan city — Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan’s administrative capital.
  • Sheki – A lovely city in the Caucasus Mountains with much to see and do.
  • Gabala is a new tourist town in the Caucasian Mountains.
  • Shemakha was the Shirvanshahs’ capital city before Baku.

Other destinations in Azerbaijan

National Parks and Reserves

  • Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
  • Göygöl National Park
  • Ismailli State Reserve

Towns and villages

  • Khinalug—a picturesque, isolated mountain hamlet that was formerly a center of Zoroastrianism; now, the few residents are an ethnic isolate thought to be descendants of Caucasus Albanians (Not to be confused with modern-day Albanians of Albania in south-eastern Europe who are entirely unrelated to them).
  • Goygol — Khanlar (Xanlar) and Helenendorf were their previous names. German farmers from Bavarian Swabia established the town not far from Ganja. Today, the town’s historic German neighborhood, including the Lutheran church, is in excellent shape.
  • Shamkir – Germans inhabited the town.
  • Lahich is a charming Highland hamlet.
  • Gakh is a tiny village located on the route to Alazan Valley.
  • Agdam is a deserted town.
  • Nij is a large hamlet of the endangering Christian ethnic group known as the Udins.

Resorts

  • Shahdag Ski Resort
  • Ski Complex “Tufan”
  • Naftalan
  • Absheron Peninsula beaches. The region is home to some of the best beaches on the Caspian Coast. Along the shore, there are many luxury resort locations.

How To Travel To Azerbaijan

By planeHeydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku serves as the main international gateway, with other international airports (which mostly serve Moscow and Istanbul) located in Nakhchivan City, Ganja, and Lankaran.The main carrier is the national airline AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines), which flies to Ganja, Nakhchivan, Tbilisi, Aktau, Tehran, Tel-Aviv, Ankara,...

How To Travel Around Azerbaijan

Most cities are connected by buses, minibuses (marshrutka), and taxis. In these places, there is often a hub, such as a bus terminal near the bazaar. Bus and minibus fares are often displayed in both old and new manats (qupik). Taxis, on the other hand, require bargaining abilities, which...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Azerbaijan

Visa restrictionsIf you have evidence of going to Nagorno-Karabakh, you will have difficulty entering Azerbaijan. Azeri officials will refuse you a visa, revoke any prior Azeri visas you may have acquired, and expel you from their country. You will be turned away, deported, or arrested if you attempt to...

Things To See in Azerbaijan

The nation has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower, and the Rock Art Cultural Landscape of Gokustan.Neft Daşları—The Caspian Sea's first operational offshore oil platform, City Above the Sea, is situated 55 kilometers from the closest coast.Mud volcanoes which...

Food & Drinks in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's specialities include cabbage, grape leaves, and eggplant wrapped meat (kelem, yarpaq, badimjan - dolmasi), kabab (kebab), rice with various toppings (plov - it is claimed that plov is the king of Azerbaijani cuisine), gutabs, and meatballs (kufta).Yarpaq dolmasi is often regarded as the national dish.Bread is a foodstuff...

Money & Shopping in Azerbaijan

The "old" manat AZM was replaced by the "New Azerbaijani manat" on January 1, 2007, due to inflation, although the transition is still ongoing, and old manat may still be exchanged for new.New banknotes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 New Azerbaijani manat and metal...

Internet & Communications in Azerbaijan

Azercell, Bakcell, Nar Mobile, and Azerfon-Vodafone are the three mobile carriers.The biggest is Azercell. To reach an Azercell number, dial (050) or (051) followed by the number. Only with Azercell can you communicate in Baku's metro (subway).Nar Mobile is reasonably priced, however it is not available in all areas....

Traditions & Customs in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijanis are a quiet yet courteous and well-mannered people.Things to doWomen in Azerbaijan have historically been treated with the greatest respect, as is the case across the CIS/former USSR region. Female travelers should not be surprised or indignant when their Azerbaijani male friends pay their bills at restaurants, open...

Culture Of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's culture has evolved as a consequence of a variety of factors. Despite Western influences, such as globalized commercial culture, native traditions are largely maintained in the country today. Music, literature, traditional dances and art, food, architecture, cinematography, and Novruz Bayram are all important aspects of Azerbaijani culture. The...

History Of Azerbaijan

AntiquityThe oldest evidence of human habitation in Azerbaijan goes back to the late Stone Age and is linked to the Azykh Cave's Guruchay civilization. In the caves of Talar, Damcl, Zar, Yataq-yeri, and the necropolises of Leylatepe and Saraytepe, the Upper Paleolithic and late Bronze Age cultures may be...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Azerbaijan

Robbing and pickpocketing are conceivable but uncommon in Baku's city, particularly in impoverished and poorly inhabited regions, and is more prevalent at night. As in all other nations, common sense is beneficial. In public transportation, keep an eye on your belongings as well.Corruption is rampant. However, as a foreigner,...

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