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Gobustan - Absheron

Description

State Historical-Artistic Reserve Gobustan is a unique monument of world importance and in the year 2007 has been included to the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is an area of 537 hectares of concentrated testimonies of the inhabitants of the region of the Stone Age era and subsequent periods with rock paintings, the human lot, tombstones, etc.

Gobustan National Park: The archaeological side of Gobustan is very in with monuments. The reserve has more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back between 5,000 – 40,000 years. Visitors also view the remains of inhabited caves.

 

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 has located 25 km to the north from Baku. From the year 2007 Yanar Dag is declared a state-protected conservation area. 

 

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 center 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. The pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers.

 

Number of Guests       1     2    3 - 6    7+
Per person    130$    75$    55$   35$

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Baku
DEPARTURE TIME 09:00
INCLUDED
Professional guide
0.5l bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
Pick up / drop off
NOT INCLUDED
Breakfast
Accommodation
Lunch
Entrance fees
Dinner
Extra activities

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  • Gobustan National Park: Petroglyphs
  • Roman inscription on the stone
  • Mud volcanoes
  • On the way back of the route: Bibi-Heybat Mosque
  • The first industrially drilled oil well in the world (1846)
  • Ateshgah – fire temple
  • Yanar Dagh (Burning Mountain)

Price:35$

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