DAY TRIPS FROM BAKU

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DAY TRIPS FROM BAKU

Azerbaijan’s capital has a long promenade along the Caspian Sea, a historical core and modern shopping districts. More intriguing attractions including mud volcanoes, fire temples, and 40,000-year-old rock art can be experienced in a day trip from Baku. Here are the best places to visit.

Atesgah Fire Temple

Atesgah Fire Temple

Ateshgah Fire Temple lies approximately 20 kilometers to the east of Icheri Sheher, making it a very common day trip from Baku.

Atesgah Fire Temple
Yanar Dag

Yanar Dag

Yanar Dag, the burning mountain, is a bizarre natural wonder that lives up to Azerbaijan’s nickname as the Land of Fire.

Yanar Dag
Mud Volcanoes

Mud Volcanoes

Few people have lived up the real experience of seeing mud volcanoes. The volcanoes spew freezing mud pushed to the surface from underground gas.

Mud Volcanoes
Gobustan National Park

Gobustan National Park

UNESCO-listed Gobustan, to the southwest of Baku, has more than 6000 rock carvings and paintings with the older ones dating back almost 40,000 years to the days of hunter-gathers.

Gobustan National Park
Bilgah Beach

Bilgah Beach

Bilgah Beach on Absheron Peninsular’s northeast coast 45 kilometers from Baku is an exception.

Bilgah Beach
Shamakhi

Shamakhi

History fans can take a day trip from Baku to visit the ancient capital Shamakhi.

Shamakhi