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Yanar Dag, Baku

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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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  • .. now comes with a visitor centre recently completed. See the city below & mind the heat!!! Would recommend.  more »
  • its some different expirience. Nice place with nicely designed for visitors. Its build like some theater style.  more »
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  • If you would like to visit this place, some local people should guide you and explain the historical meaning behind of it. Otherwise, it could be a bit disappointed for you just to go there and see the fire without knowing what it is all about.
  • Its nice but the fire is only small, for me its not worth it 30 minutes drive and nothing to do only 10-15 minutes around the area. The history ia great but till they finish the small building around it i think for now not the time for tourists to go, they told me on march it will be ready.
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