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Yanar Dag, Baku

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Watch a mountain burning at Yanar Dag, where continuous natural gas flames light up the hillside on the Caspian Sea's Absheron Peninsula. Part of Azerbaijan's enormous gas reserves leaks up through a thin, porous sandstone layer, igniting into flames that spread for about 10 m (33 ft). The spectacle--duly noted by Marco Polo--can reach up to 3 m (10 ft) in height, and burns in all weather. Although the phenomenon has a nickname of the eternally burning fire, local lore has it that it started when a local shepherd in the 1950s threw away his cigarette stub. Plant yourself in a nearby teahouse and take in the sight. To visit Yanar Dag and get the most from your holiday in Baku, create itinerary details personal to you using our Baku trip itinerary planning site .
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  • They say that fire has been burning here for 50000 years. Exudes natural gases. They say it burns just the same even when it's snowing.  more »
  • Unique price euro 133 buses go from the Center and is just outside of the city of Degah
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  • Always in the Absheron peninsula, a few kilometers from Baku, there is this mountain that burns eternally, thanks to what's gas riches under the ground. Visit to understand the enriching of oil and gas of Azebajian.
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  • Very humble place, it is nice to see. There is nothing to see except the fire!! It is half an hour from Baku. I would not recommend it👎🏻
  • The place is a must visit attraction in Baku. One of the takeaways is that it's not well served or organized as you may expect from a famous tourism spot.
  • Nice place but no safety for stairs. And We also paid a fee without giving us a payment receipt. This is unusual! I think there should be more restrictions!!!!
  • A fire out of natural gas which blaze continuously on a hill side which is around 10m stretch in length.. Its was an awesome view. Truly the best of the best Tourist Guide ever. They made my day completely unforgettable . Very friendly & accommodating. Thank you OceanAir Travels.
  • What a disappointment! We paid 15 AZN to get there from the city centre and another 15 AZN to leave 5 minutes after we got there. It was just s lousy bit of natural fire on the hill. The view was very boring as well. It took us longer to find a taxi than the time we looked at the fire. We visited when it was 28 degrees so the fire made it feel even hotter. Out of all the things that Baku has to offer, wed recommend to not visit this place during the warmer months of the year.
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