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Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

1. Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

You will picked up and then head towards the Ateshgah Temple of fire-worshippers. The complex is located in the Apsheron Peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 30 kilometers from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto the surface and lighting up in contact with oxygen). Alexandre Dumas, during one of his visits to the area, described a similar fire he saw in the region inside one of the Zoroastrian fire temples built around it. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th to 18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Your second stop will be Yanardag (burning mountain). It is one of the most famous and popular tourist locations of the 'eternal flame' in Azerbaijan, the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather more a hill than a mountain with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter long tongues of fire lick the stratified earth approximately for 10 meters 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. Yanar Dag is located 25 kilometers to the north from Baku. Your last stop will be Yashil Bazaar (or Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and greens just from the regions. The prices for all of these products are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. And of course, don't forget to bargain - you can save a little money.

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What people are saying about Yaşıl Bazar

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Very good and informative!

Well organized, very detailed and informative! While others travel and explore places in groups and wait for each other, we had our own guide, car and time for ourselves! Better to book the morning session so there are no people and there is no need to rush to take pictures skip through things because of crowds. All was amazing! Our guide Rafael was fluent in both languages - Russian and English. Overall, top scores! Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in history and natural resources.

Great introduction to the history of the land of fire

This tour was simply perfect: not just because we've seen such adorable sites around Baku like the firing mountain and the sacred place of the zoroastrians, but in addition to many interesting information about the above mentioned famous locations, we learnt from our guide, Ramin a lot of things about the country, their residents and the family life in Azerbaijan. He was really kind and helpful. This tour is a perfect choice to come to know the history of this beautiful country.

Nice trip to get a little impression about the country.

We stayed only a few days in Baku und this excusion was a nice trip to get a little impression about the country. Yanardag was only a small natural gaz fire, so we were a little bit disappointed but nevertheless it was worth seeing it. The temple Ateshgar was beautiful and we got a guided tour through the temple, which was interesting. The market was nothing spectacular but also nice. Overall it was a nice trip!

Great guide

The tour was beautiful and well-organised. Ramin was very friendly and helpful and had some additional tips for our stay in Baku.

Very interesting tour in comfortable van. Ramin is a great guide!