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Yanar Dag, Baku

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Geologic Formation
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. Add Yanar Dag and other attractions to your Baku trip itinerary using our Baku vacation builder.
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  • Today visited Yanardag, still under the impression. However, it is difficult to expose rated this attraction. The object itself amazes and captivates. But here is the infrastructure is zero, if not negative 100. There is no road, no collateral, particularly anything no, pointers, too. It's a shame for such an incredible place. Simply incredible.
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  • On a recent trip to Baku we visited Yanar Dag (burning mountain). This was an interesting phenomenon but not sure it was worth the time it took to get there. Given that we had a limited time to see th...  more »
  • It is a far from baku .. I advise you to visit it when you have the time , otherwise don't .. there is nothing there except the fire.. but it is lovely to see fire never stop  more »