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Yanar Dag, Baku

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#1 of 11 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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  • While it is far from Baku, there to lose the feeling of being in front of an opening in the rock that spits fire. Best if viewed at night. Actually seen in 10 min but it is worth
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  • Go there around start of January. You will see snow and fire at the same time. That is something unique as experience.  more »
  • How far are you willing to drive in order to see some flames? In my opinion, this sight is way overrated. Yes, there are flames that come out of a hill side....but that's it. You can only stare so lon...  more »
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  • 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!
  • I couldn't believe it was natural until I visited this personally. Amazing I must say. Everyone should visit this place.
  • Nice place to show tourists : though nothing especial in terms of food or entertainment, but impressive burning hill for thousands year because of natural gas leak.
  • Not so sure if the trip worth you can see at arrival. The meaning of this site (basically gas coming continuously from the ground) is interesting, but the after five minutes watching flames, you can only return to the city.
  • Yanar Dag! First place to visit in Azerbaijan, amazing natural place to visit in Summer and Winter Season.

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