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GOBUSTAN

Goubstan is a National Park and Mud volcano reserve. This place already declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Here you can see more than 6000 stones which have stone paintings and stone carving art.

Even mud Volcano is pretty famous, from here people collect fresh mud particles from Mud volcano which later added in so many skincare products.  Goubstan National park has Carbon dating around 5000 years to 20,000 years

MINARET SYNYK GALA BAKU

Minaret Synyk Gala Baku is the only oldest building in entire Azerbaijan. It’s around 1078 -1079 AD and it’s a mosque and today everybody allowed as a tourist. Previously there are two-tier towers in this mosque, but one tower has been destroyer previously in some clash, this is the reason why people call it Synyk-Kala which means “Destroyed Tower”. You can have a tour of any mosque today, but in ancient times, only men were allowed there. The ark of this mosque was lower that is because everyone has to bow his head in front of the most high-value person. 

YANAR DAG

Yanar Dag is natural Gas Mountain in Baku. It’s blazing continuously, this is the reason it is also being called “Fire Mountain”. Sometime blaze goes 9 ft. its good if you give this place a visit in day light. Well it is comes under some bizarre tourist attraction spot but still tourist loves to visit this place. When you will face moment you will be surely impressed by this mysterious place

ICHERI SHEHER

Icheri sheher is the old city of Baku. It has been dated around the 12th century. This is one of the ancient parts of Baku. There is one of the oldest temples called Pagan Temple you may visit there or you can sit and have look on Icheri Sherer from a street cafe. This whole place is an art treat! It would be easy if you take the help of a local guide here. Whole street architecture is so exquisite and fine, it gives you vintage feel in modern time. As a tourist if you have a day free then you wander here on the streets of Icheri Sherer and have some local food, most of the restaurants are fully packed during weekends especially.

PALACE OF THE SHIRVANSHAHS

It is located in the inner-city of Baku. 
This place has had a history of around the 15th century and it has been told by UNESCO that this place is true gem of Azerbaijan and the best example of Azerbaijan’s architect. 
This place has a mosque, palace and burial vaults, which makes this place top attraction in Baku. 
When you are here, you may feel subtleness in the air, as people and this place both are really precious and local people here very kind. 

MAIDEN TOWER

Maiden Tower is around 12th century-old tower in the old city of Baku and comes under the top attraction of Baku. This site already marked by UNESCO under the world heritage site. There are some local stories about this place, some say it was a place of worship for Zoroastrianism culture and some say it was a watch-tower. All in one this place is a worth visit if you are planning your Baku tour. For some tourists, these place woks as a place of attraction or let’s say an eye-catch, but for it value their culture.

ATESHGAH TEMPLE

Ateshgah temple or Temple of fire, this temple was used for the worship of fire,
Similarly done in Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian culture. When you visit here you will surely feel the spiritual vibes here. 
This temple was officially opened for people in 1975, from then people started to give it a visit and this place also comes under UNESCO, a world heritage site. 
This place still maintains its position under top attraction in Baku.

FLAG SQUARE

This place once was a record holder in Guinness world record for tallest flag pole. National flag square serving as Baku city’s pride and surrounded by stairs and green gardens and trees. Flow of wind is really great here, and mostly this place is a good spot for picture session during Baku tour. It’s usually comes under leisure visit. But if you really want to enjoy a sunny-windy day, then this is the best place to be the part of. For this reason only flag square remains under Baku’s top attraction. It would be a great place picnic spot and for best travel photos with your family and friends.

AZERBAIJAN CARPET MUSEUM

Azerbaijan carpet museum building rolled in a carpet shape is enough reason to explore that place. The carpet museum of Azerbaijan was initially founded in 1969 and became world’s only carpet museum. You will surely get snippets of best carpets in this museum and become a little closer to Azerbaijan’s culture. This whole representation has been done to promote the sale of Azerbaijan’s carpet. 

BIBI HEYBAT

Bibi Heybat Mosque was rebuilt around 1990, but it’s around 13th century old. Actually, due to some political conflict, it was destroyed in 1936 by Bolsheviks people. Now it’s fully renovated and has tourist every year here, people are so mesmerized by its beauty and culture. So the newly restored mosque has been inspired by classic shirvan architectural school. There are 3 domes and that will probably remind you of the picture of an old mosque.

FLAME TOWERS

Baku Flame Towers with a maximum height of 190 m are among the tallest structures in Azerbaijan. Its design, with an incessantly curved shape, makes these structures task rarely attempted. The Flame Towers, which symbolizes modern Baku, have received the MIPIM 2013 International Award for the top hotel and resort, also increased investment in innovative European property market. Other forums leading urban surveys, position the lighting designed by HOK for the towers as one of the newest and most proficient. If you are looking for Baku tour package then this is the must visit attraction.

PARK BULVAR MALL

This modern shopping mall seems an peculiar addition to a nationally ‘protected’ park, its 3rd-floor food court offers a immense selection of cuisines that you can take out to eat on the open balcony (beside KFC) for marvellous Baku Bay views. One floor above, lively brasserie-wine bar Kitchenette has similar views albeit at far higher prices (coffee AZN4, Chassagne-Montrachet AZN195 a bottle) while Zeytun assists refined Azeri favorites.

NIZAMI STREET

Whatever you desire to shop, you will find the best version of it in Nizami Street. This is one of the most popular shopping streets in Baku, a hip and lively pedestrianized street with a variety of shops, including small outlets, supermarkets and souvenir stores. The main shopping area starts at Fountain Square, and it is famous for clothes, especially in the high-end shops. This part of the city is also well-known for its luxurious and stylish restaurants and hotels. One of the known shopping destinations is the TsUM Shopping Store (MUM), which is the largest departmental store in Baku. There you can see several floors filled with stalls that sell just about everything you can visualize, and possibly some things that you can't. The variety and range of goods are just exceptional. While shopping is undeniably the principle activity on Nizami Street, the architecture is also a huge draw.

HIGHLAND MARTYRS PARK BAKU

Highland Park, located in the heart of Baku and one of the favourite leisure places of the local residents, is regarded as one of the most beautiful parks of the capital city since long. Another frequently known name of the park among tourists is Viewing Square. In Soviet era, this park was named after Sergei Kirov and the particular reason which makes Highland Park unique is that it has a panorama looking over the city, Baku bay, Seaside National Park stretching along the bay. That explains the reason the park was called “Highland”.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE

Fountains Square is a famous public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The square was earlier titled Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of this square originates from the existence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first built during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan. The square is a public gathering place, especially in evening after business hours and during the weekend. It is one of the famous tourist destinations in Baku with many boutiques, shops, hotels, restaurants, and passage. This is one of the most happening and crowded in the city. The area is great to see the crowd roaming, and in evening you will find many locals. The fountain square is a location where the city authorities hold many functions, public festivals, shows and celebrations.

CRYSTAL HALL

Baku Crystal Hall is a popular multi-functional indoor venue stadium located in Baku (Azerbaijan) near National Flag Square and it was the venue of Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Contracted by Seele Austria GmbH, Programming Architecture developed the software for the automatic generation of steel details and due to the asymmetrical geometry there were hundreds of different steel fundamentals that needed to be produced and prepared for production. Baku Crystal Hall hosted Karate, Boxing, Volley ball (indoor), Taekwondo, and Fencing events during the inaugural 2015 European Games. From 1st to 14th September 2016, Baku Crystal Hall was the venue for FIDE's 42nd Chess Olympiad, where 182 teams from 176 countries participated.

BAKU EYE

Baku Ferris Wheel, also known as the Baku Eye, is a Ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The wheel was built by the Dutch company Dutch Wheels. From the top of the Baku eye you can enjoy the striking view to the Caspian Sea and Baku. The cabinets are clean and tidy, the best thing is you do not have to wait in the queue and usually it is quiet in there. The observation wheel is approx. 200 feet tall. There are 30 cabins capable of accommodating up to 8 passengers at a time. Officially opened in 2014, this 60m amazing big wheel performs attractive light shows after dark. As it spins very slowly, so a ride takes approximately 15 minutes including stops. For the best experience one should visit this place at night. ‘Baku eye’ is one of the must visit attractions in Baku tour packages.

HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER

The Heydar Aliyev Centre is a significant cultural centre in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, kept in an iconic building planned by Zaha Hadid Architects. It is situated in a 10-hectare public park nearby Baku Convention Centre. The centre takes its name from the national leader of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, who controlled the country – from 1969 to 1987, when it was part of the Soviet Union and from 1993 to 2003 as an independent nation – and he is known as the founder of modern Azerbaijan. Book your Baku tour package now from central Asia Guided Tours and be ready for unlimited fun.

SADARAK & BINA

Well, there is a tourist who has been looking for inexpensive shopping. There two shopping spots in Baku where you can literally bargain with the vendors. We are talking about Bina and Sadarak shopping centers. Here you can easily find the finest copy of any famous brand, not original though but it could satisfy you enough to purchase the items. Also, they are famous because here you can purchase inexpensive household utensils and other kitchen items. so on scale one to ten, we can give this place at least seven.  


JUMA MOSQUE

Juma mosque in the Icheri-sheher has been there since the 12th century. later it was built again in 1899 at the funds of Baku philanthropist Khadja Shikhali Dadashev.  This mosque was built on the site of the temple of fire worshipers. Now only four uncoated domes are there from the old building, they allegedly belonged to the temple. According to many modern archaeologists, there was a pagan sacred center on the site of the Juma Mosque, where the fire worshipers gathered. In the 14th century, the pagan temple was converted into a mosque. The minaret was attached to the north side of the Mosque in the 15th century. By the end of the 19th century, the old mosque came into disrepair and was replaced by a new one.

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