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Baku If this trip to Baku is not the first or even the second, then sure you have a wish to explore unknown tourist destinations. Those who have already visited all popular city museums and have been photographed against all historical buildings are recommended to make a romantic walk along Külli kyuchasi and look for the original house 17. It’s very popular among couples, as one of the balconies of the house is decorated with a romantic sculpture of a young man and a girl with a cat hiding under their feet. Be sure to recalculate all the cats hid at the balconies of the house and take a photo of an unusual monument.
Originality and distinctive character are the main peculiarities of the national Baku cuisine. Many traditional dishes are cooked in strict accordance with old recipes. All rules and … Open
Tasting of local sweets is a must to thousands of visitors. Some people prefer to taste and buy them at the market or in small shops in the city center, and only the most experienced tourists go to Lades specialty store. A choice of sweets is really great there, while prices are very low. However, the main advantage of the shop is a cozy seating area. Sitting at a small table, you can enjoy tea and taste branded cakes. Once visiting the shop you would look forward to return there.
Do you want something more exotic than cakes and unusual sculptures? Go to the next neighborhood of Baku, in an area called Yanar Dag . From Azerbaijan its name can be literally translated as ‘Burning Land.’ Actually, that’s a rather unusual open-air museum in the desert. Its main and only exhibit is a small quarry, where the land which is really burning. The fire doesn’t subside here for thousands of years; the reason for that are huge reserves of gas stored underground. For a symbolic fee, you can walk along the edge of the quarry accompanied by a guide and listen to scary legends about these amazing places. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Despite the fact that Baku is a modern and rapidly developing city, local people treat their traditions and Islamic rules with great respect. Tourists are also recommended to respect the … Open
Fans of romantic vacation and unusual activities should visit little Venice . That’s the name of one of the most original restaurants in Baku, which serves Italian cuisine. The restaurant is situated on the Baku Boulevard and has an extensive adjoining territory with artificial canals and landscape ornaments. You can go boating along the channel and or order a memorable photo shoot.
Baku One of the best ways to enjoy the panoramic view of the central district of the city is to visit Baku-360 observation deck. This elegant lounge terrace is situated on the roof of one of the skyscrapers in the central area. The place is arranged with very nice furniture; sunshades are set on the roof in warmer months. The main advantage is panoramic view of the central district. In cold weather visitors will have an opportunity to relax in the indoor part of the lounge equipped with panoramic windows.
Maiden Tower remains the most famous symbol and tourist attraction in Baku. The magnificent tower is located in the eastern part of the ancient Icheri Sheher Castle. The tower is a unique … Open
Tourists having vacations in Baku would have a unique opportunity to visit one of the old carpet factories and watch the production of Azerbaijani carpets. There are no package tours along the factories and travel agencies don’t conduct such excursions. You can order individual tours directly from the factory staff. One of the most hospitable and interesting factories is Azer Ilm .

Extreme Race

If you like extreme sports, you can take part in the new project "Mübarizlər" in Baku. It is a real sports festival. The event is a cross-country running competition with overcoming metal and wooden obstacles. You can apply for participation by registering on the website mubarizeler.az. It is worth noting that the level of your sports training does not matter.
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You will get the opportunity to choose from two participation options the most suitable for you. You can take part in the 5 km race as a team or in the 10 km race. There will be 42 obstacles on the track. All your muscles will be involved in overcoming them. You will have to climb a rope on a steep wall, jump into the water from a height of 5 meters, carry heavy objects and overcome other obstacles.
Baku, Azerbaijan If you prefer a more difficult route, you can become a participant of the "Mübarizlər" championship. You will be able to compete for a cash prize. 300 AZN is the prize fund. This amount will be shared among the participants who will take the first 10 places. However, even if you will not be among the winners, you will still have a good time. You will enjoy outdoor activities, experience the thrill, increase the level of adrenaline in the blood and communicate with like-minded people.
1. It is better to pay with the national currency in local restaurants, shopping centers, and markets. Some shops may accept US dollars, but sellers will probably refuse banknotes issued … Open

Exciting Carting

If you cannot imagine your life without speed, extreme and thrill, then you can try yourself in carting. Visit "Baku Karting & Event Center" during your vacation in Baku for this. It is the largest indoor sports and entertainment center of the Caucasus. The center covers an area of 4 thousand square meters. There is an asphalt track here. Its length is 500 meters. You will enjoy an active holiday, driving one of the 13 professional karts. The German Rim firm created them. You will have to pay 15 AZN to make one ten-minute check-in.
Azerbaijan Democratic Republic monument in Baku

Fascinating Trip on a Boat or Yacht

If you want to go on a yacht or a boat, you can visit the yacht club while on vacation in Baku. It was founded in 1889. The club is located at the end of Primorsky Boulevard. You will take a few lessons of yacht driving from a professional instructor here. You will also have the opportunity to rent a boat and go on an independent sea voyage. You also have the opportunity to make a voyage to the Caspian Sea as a passenger of a boat. For example, you will pay 4 AZN for a 60-minute trip on the "Veten" boat. A 30-minute trip on the "Ilham Allahverdiyev" boat or the "Dolphin" boat will cost 2 AZN.
Some exclusive hotels in Baku are ready to surprise the discerning customer with authentic interior, non-standard services and infrastructure elements. Fairmont Baku at the Flame Towers is … Open

Climb the Maiden Tower

If you decide to look at Baku from a height, you can climb the Maiden Tower and admire the view of the city. Maiden Tower is located on the territory of the Icheri Sheher fortress. It has a cylindrical shape and a height of 28 meters. There are 8 stores in the tower. They are separated by stone domes with a round hole. You will climb to the top of the tower by a spiral staircase.
Mosque South of Baku You will admire the beauty of the city, climbing to the observation deck. You can also read on your tablet or smartphone the description of the architectural monuments visible below. A horizontal panel is installed on the platform for this. Architectural objects of Baku are depicted on it. QR code is also specified here. It opens access to the corresponding web page.
Baku is known for a variety of stylish modern hotels. Chirag Plaza Hotel & Business Center differs with very nice and elegant ambience. Spacious rooms are decorated in simple tones. Due to … Open

Get Bright Emotions while Kitesurfing

If you are a fan of kitesurfing, you can visit the village of Shurabad. It is located near Baku. The center for this extreme sport is located on Blue Planet Kite beach. It is here that you can rent or buy equipment and go to catch the Caspian wave and wind. If you have never done kitesurfing, then one of the staff of the center will teach you to stand on the board and control the kite.
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♥   Art museum 'National Art Museum of Azerbaijan' Baku, 5.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Notable celebrations and festivals in Azerbaijan

The Flower Festival, which takes place on May 10, is an incredibly beautiful and interesting event. On this day, people gather on Baku Boulevard in the memory of President Heydar Aliyev and put flowers on his tomb. The park becomes decorated with colorful flower compositions. Interesting flora exhibitions and a small ornithological exhibition with rare bird species have also become common on this day. Festival’s visitors create their own “exhibition” by making beautiful drawings of the asphalt. The result is very colorful and cheerful. In the evening, the celebration culminates with a concert and fireworks. … Open
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Iceland Wants to Open Its Doors for Vaccinated Tourists

Initially, only tourists coming from the EU/EEA area were eligible for simple entry to Iceland without any testing or quarantine. However, everyone can apply today and provide proof of vaccination. Note that the vaccine must be certified by the European Medical Agency. Full requirements can be found in the guidance provided by the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland. If the vaccine is validated by the WHO (World Health Organization), this international certificate (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) is also accepted by Iceland’s government. Read this

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