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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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  • Have never seen something like this anywhere. Fire burning constantly since thousands of years because of natural gas. And how it was accidentally lit. Wow !! It's half hour drive from the city centre...  more »
  • A small patch of land about 5-burning meters. Chuvsvovalsja gas smell-so likely too spent already gas pipe-it burns. At one time, 10-15 minutes. But you can skip.
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  • Fire temple with fire coming out of the ground (gas oil) worth a visit – to combine with govsten, an independent trip it's 5 hours.
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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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