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Boom Town, Baku

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Watch oil money transform a neighborhood at Boom Town, one of the first boom towns in the world. Observe nodding oil donkeys and mini offshore oil rigs. Take a walk among and watch offshore oil platforms in the distance at the Caspian Sea. In the town, rich beaux-arts architecture with elaborate mortar plastic on the facades, art and history museums, and opulent mansions of pre-revolutionary millionaires testify to the wealth of oil producers who started the boom about a century ago. Along the canals closer to the lakeshore, there are plenty of cafes and a long jetty. Use our Baku itinerary builder to visit Boom Town on your trip to Baku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Actually the so-called Boom-Town watched only passing through. Oil rigs everywhere-spectacle, of course, is impressive. Like to consider closer, but somehow not happened. But just before you leave for the airport happened me happiness) Cabbie offered little joyride and drove me to the seventh, the top tier of Baku. First industrial zone, and then reached the destination. Three old rocking chair amid fiery towers and the whole Baku, drenched, as in the Palm of your hand! At the bottom of the bright, elegant and modern. A number of boys are playing football, the hostess hung underwear, men rush off somewhere on their cases. A very contrasting picture, in my opinion very accurately reflects the character of Baku.
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  • I was surprised because if it sees from the Japanese people, I have dug wells in the countryside looks, but none so it digs crude oil. I think that both, smaller as can be gathered from the shallow relatively.
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  • This is a really run down area with lots of rusting structures, it's unkempt, untidy and a blot on the landscape and probably most unhealthy fir people living on the fringes. BUT it's the heritage of ...  more »
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  • Beautiful touristic area. You have to visit Maiden tower here and enjoy coffee shops and resturants
  • Great place to visit if you want some historic atmosphere
  • Lots of things to see , lots of thing to do. great atmosphere with unique places to see. ideal for phorography