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Things To See in Azerbaijan

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  • 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 erupt in over 300 sites throughout the country, account for more than half of the total worldwide, each with its unique personality.
  • Near the Iranian border, Caspian Hyrcanian woods may be found.
  • The Kyapaz Tears are a series of seven beautiful alpine lakes near Mount Kyapaz and Nagorno-Karabakh.
  • Visit Maiden Tower for spectacular city views.
  • Attend an Azerbaijani wedding if possible.
  • Martyr’s Alley offers magnificent views of Flag Square, Baku Crystal Hall, and the Caspian Sea.
  • Wander aimlessly around the Ancient Town, attempting to become lost and take in the ambiance of this beautiful old town.
  • Visit the magnificent Shirvanshahs’ Palace (entry free 2 manat, extra for camera)
  • Walk down the promenade like the locals.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Azeri wine is more than palatable, and although not as flavorful as Georgian or Armenian wines, it is nevertheless a delightful treat! Find a nearby drinking establishment and pass the time!
  • Purchase souvenirs and rugs from the locals. Don’t be thrown off by the persistent stallholders. Persevere, be prepared to negotiate, and you may get some fantastic deals!

How To Travel To Azerbaijan

By plane Heydar 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...

Destinations in Azerbaijan

Regions in Azerbaijan Baku RegionAzerbaijan's political, economic, and cultural hub. Since 1871, oil has been extracted here. Ganja Region NakhchivanAn exclave on Turkey's western border. Northeastern AzerbaijanA multi-ethnic area in the Greater Caucasus highlands enveloped in beautiful green woods. Sheki RegionA lovely green mountainous area bordering Georgia that has Azerbaijan's most attractive cities. Southern Azerbaijan Talysh...

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...

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 do Women 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

Antiquity The 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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