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TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN AZERBAIJAN

Top 10 Places To Visit In Azerbaijan

TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN AZERBAIJAN

Tired of traveling to the same old European countries?! Well, let’s try out the landlocked country of Azerbaijan which has its taste of both the European and Asian cultures and lifestyles. Azerbaijan is home to sub-tropical seaside resorts, with flaming mountains and mud volcanoes. There are hilly towns that have secreted mosques and minarets as well as the contemporary architecture in the form of fortifications in Baku.

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Let’s have a glance at the top 10 places to visit in Azerbaijan.

  1. BAKU
  • Capital city of Azerbaijan.
  • Curious mix of old and modern architecture.
  • Teze Bazaar, a market famous for its cheeses, spices, kebabs and numerous open restaurants all over the city.
  1. ICHERI SEHER
  • Known as “Old City”, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Baku.
  • Famous for not only its architecture but for the handicrafts such as ceramics, carpets and traditional Azerbaijan national clothes.
  • Various wealth shops famous for its souvenirs.

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  1. ABSHERON NATIONAL PARK
  • Located in the Azizbeyov region of Baku, lies the Absheron National Park.
  • It is a perfect place to witness the diversity of flora and fauna found in Azerbaijan.
  • The water here is said to be crystal clear that teams up with the occasional sea snake.
  1. GARASU VOLCANO
  • This country has the highest number of mud volcanoes in the world.
  • One of the best and well-known is the Garasu volcano.
  • This volcano is said to look like the surface of the moon.
  1. NAFTALAN OIL RESORT
  • It is famous for Naftalan crude oil that is said to have healing properties and has sparked medical tourism in Azerbaijan.
  • Visitors come here to bathe in oil and to undergo various oil based treatments such as oil spa.

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  1. GOBUSTAN
  • Often referred to as the Azerbaijan version of the Stonehenge in the United Kingdom.
  • Offers a variety of fascinating insight into ancient civilizations.
  • Evidence of human settlements and even ancient tombstones.
  1. THE CASPIAN SEA
  • The Caspian Sea is actually the largest lake in the world.
  • It looks like an ocean bed and the water here is extremely salty although the saline content is lower than other seas and lakes.
  • It is a perfect place for swimming because it causes less irritation.
  • Popular activities including boat cruises, diving and fishing.

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  1. SHIRVAN NATIONAL PARK
  • Made up of semi-desert landscapes that have sand dunes perfect for the gazelles.
  • Variety of species including turtles, jungle cats and jackals.
  • Accommodation is available in the form of quaint bungalows and camping is also permitted in the northern area of the park with prior permission.
  1. NABRAN
  • A village that turned into a resort zone.
  • The greatest attraction of this resort is its climate that provides plenty of sunshine in the summer months.
  • Nabran has plethora of water based activities that makes the most weather including an aqua park, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
  1. SHEKI CITY
  • One of the oldest human settlements in all of the Caucasus that dates back to 2,500 years.
  • A stop off on the Silk Road and was famous for delicate silks and textiles.
  • Various Arts and crafts is found in this city with ancient bathhouses, palaces that were built without the use of nails.

Considering Azerbaijan on your bucket list for 2018 would be the right decision in order to experience the untouched nature, mineral springs and the unique ancient culture and cuisine that it wishes to provide its visitors.

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