Baku, Azerbaijan – 13 Cool Things to Check Out

Baku, Azerbaijan – 13 Cool Things to Check Out, Baku, Azerbaijan (B)

What comes to mind when you think of Baku, Azerbaijan? If “nothing” is your first thought – you’re not alone. I honestly couldn’t have pointed to the city of Baku on a map until a year ago… let alone tell you what there is to do there. This post is here to explain this interesting city – from language and safety concerns to what there is to see and do here!

Baku borders the Caspian Sea and is an interesting mix of European and Middle-Eastern with a hefty splash of Soviet Union influence. The country of Azerbaijan itself is actually located in both Europe and Asia. (It shares a border with Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran.) It’s a unique mix that sounds odd but works together beautifully. 

This relatively small country is not a world-famous tourist destination…yet. Its notoriety is growing. Azerbaijan is most known for its oil industry, but the country is also making strides in recent years to up its tourism industry. (The government established a State Tourism Agency and Board just last year.) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Baku, Azerbaijan – 13 Cool Things to Check Out
Guide Location: Azerbaijan » Baku
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lindsey Puls
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Heydar Aliyev Center
  • Maiden Tower
  • The Palace of Shirvan Shahs
  • Baku Museum of Miniature Books
  • Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
  • The Flame Towers
  • The Ateshgah of Baku “Fire Temple”
  • Yanar Dag “Fire Mountain”
  • Baku City Circuit
  • Baku Boulevard