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Watch oil money transform a neighborhood at Boom Town, one of the first boom towns in the world. Observe nodding oil donkeys and mini offshore oil rigs. Take a walk among and watch offshore oil platforms in the distance at the Caspian Sea. In the town, rich beaux-arts architecture with elaborate mortar plastic on the facades, art and history museums, and opulent mansions of pre-revolutionary millionaires testify to the wealth of oil producers who started the boom about a century ago. Along the canals closer to the lakeshore, there are plenty of cafes and a long jetty. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baku trip simple and quick.
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  • Oil-boom Town is the area south of Baku that has developed thanks to the discovery of oil. Pumps can be seen everywhere in the country, but in this area in particular the road passes through drills as far as the eye can see (it is forbidden to photograph!).
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  • We passed through all of this area whilst on a small group tour and we were prevented from stopping for security reasons. However, most of the wells etc are in full view of the road and passing ways. ...  more »
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