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Yanar Dag, Baku

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#1 of 17 in Nature in Azerbaijan
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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  • 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.
  • Pretty far from the city but nice place to visit. One of the most visitors choice to visit while traveling to Azerbaijan
  • Firstly it was more like fire hill. Second, as interesting as it is I'd only do it as part of a tour/ stop off. You literally go there, take a photo and that's all thats there. Some information provided on scene would be great!
  • Standing in front of the fire in winter season is soo relaxing. You can't really explain the feeling at that very moment.
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