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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. Add Yanar Dag and other attractions to your Baku trip itinerary using our Baku vacation builder.
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  • An interesting phenomenon that looks impressive, especially after sunset. If you're on auto-make sure you take a trip, fire fascinates.
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  • So that spout fire mountain "Kon" means in Baku tourist pretty went on top. Bought a ticket at the entrance of the average house and go "eh? Just like this ~ ~ ~? "It was impressive. The whole mountain is on fire and I was paranoid freely under the mountain of post-gone and only burning I feel honestly was disappointed. Sweat
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  • The place is nice and attractive But unfortunately there is nothing but fire There is no restaurant or coffee shop near it. The weather was too cold and ground covered with ice and it was wet and slop...  more »