Every Wednesday and Saturday
Minimal number of participants are two persons
Ateshgah Fire Temple, Yanar Dag, Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum.
Apsheron Peninsula tour includes a combination of the three most interesting places not far from Baku such as Atashgah Fire Temple, Gala ethnographic museum and Yanardag. Our guide, will help you not to get lost in the maze of the history of the Apsheron Peninsula.
Your tour starts at Atashgah (Fire Temple) which located in the village Suraxani 30 km away from Baku. It is situated on a rock where natural emergences of gas on the surface have been burning for thousands of years. Here you will learn more about one of the most remarkable Zoroastrian temples which was actually built by 18th-century Indian Shiva devotees.
Your excursion continues on the other most famous and popular tourist places of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag, which is located near Mammadli village 25 km to the north from Baku. In the 13th century, Marco Polo mentioned many natural gas flames burning spontaneously from the territory of Abşeron Peninsula. One of such places Yanardag (burning mountain from azerb) still exists. Natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Here you will chance to discover why Azerbaijan nickname is “Land of Flames”.
Our Apsheron peninsula tour will finish at the Qala State ethnographic Museum, which is an ideal place to get acquainted with traditions and way of life of…. This open-air park features several furnished traditional-style Apsheron buildings (house, smithy, potters workshop) set amid a wide range of archaeological finds and petroglyphs, both originals and reconstructions. All together, they help to get an idea of the life of the medieval people in Azerbaijan.Petroglyphs covering the period from the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. to the Middle Ages, gavaldash (tambourine stone), ceramics, domestic and adornment items, weapons and coins, conserved remnants of an ancient residential complex etc. found in the Absheron peninsula were placed at the Complex.
As long as the museum is interactive, you have a chance to see, touch, and take pictures. During the excursion, you can even try to bake Azerbaijan traditional bread in a common oven, weave a carpet, muddy in pottery or iron forge from professional masters for extra payment.
Group tours and excursions to Baku, Half day tour in Baku, every Thursday and Sunday
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