Do you want to discover extraordinary places, culture and history of Baku during one single tour? Then immediately join our Absheron tour. During this tour you will know why Azerbaijan is called "Land of Fire". We will show you flame of Azerbaijan which is burning for ages in this tour.
First you will visit Ateshgah (Zooastrian temple) which was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs
Then our guide will take you to Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. At the end of the tour you will see amazing Burning Mountain(Yanardagh).
Duration of the tour: 6 hours
You will visit the area of the Absheron Peninsula and amazing historical and natural sights in its surroundings during this Absheron tour. The tour will start at 10.00 from your hotel. Our guide will pick up you from your address (hotel or other address you prefer) in Baku.
Ateshgah Temple – The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah is located at the Apsheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village in 30 km from the centre of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers.
Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex – The Gala state archaeological and ethnographic museum complex is considered one of the most interesting tourist sites in Baku. One can see the burial mounds, tombs, houses, constructions, water storages, the ruins of an ancient castle, five mosques, three baths and others in the territory of this complex. All this was discovered on the Absheron Peninsula and related to the period from the third millennium BC to the twentieth century.
Yanardag – One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter-long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Yanar Dag is located 25 km to the north from Baku.
The duration of the tour is 6 hours. Entrance tickets are included. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you to your hotel.