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Yanardag, Baku

#1 of 23 in Nature in Azerbaijan
Geologic Formation · Landmark
Watch a mountain burning at Yanardag, where continuous natural gas flames light up a hillside near the Caspian Sea on the 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. Plant yourself in the newly constructed amphitheatre opposite and take in the sight. To visit Yanardag 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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  • Good to see this place if you are in love with nature and willing to hear some interesting stories about the place.  more »
  • Well, it is not worth travelling 25 km Northeast of Baku, in the Absheron Peninsula, all the way up to the Village of Mammadli, to visit "Yanar Dag", the "small" burning mountains. I felt...  more »
  • Real fire from the ground ; must do in Baku
  • Very nice place , the intertenmant was found between the flames
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