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Yanar Dag, Baku

Categories: Geologic Formations, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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2.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Traveled by taxi, although go shuttle buses. Place interesting. Children are delighted. There is a "singing stones". Friendly girl "played" for us music
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  • Best of all, in my opinion, visit this place tonight. The mesmerizing fire in the night sky! Burn the Earth! It's so unusual! Where you see this?!
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  • It's really a wonder lamp. It is impossible to tear away the look and want to watch and see. Travel is not convenient. Take bus 217 subway Koroglu to final.
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