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Address: Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125, Azerbaijan
Phone Number: (012) 340-45-47
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Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour
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Go there at night...

...because then it is more impressive. You wonder why they do not charge more for this attraction, build a nice restaurant with a view and make this place look a little more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...because then it is more impressive. You wonder why they do not charge more for this attraction, build a nice restaurant with a view and make this place look a little more beautiful. But maybe it is nice the way it is...not too touristic.

Thank derflieger2003
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yanar Dag is quite far from Baku, and it is not so interesting... There is just a little fire in the side of the mountain and that's all.

Thank Felicie S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff working here are very knowledgeable, they were able to describe the history of this flaming Mountain, along with the history of the region. I can imagine this can be turned into a nice cafe. But it needs a lot of work.

Thank Kirill F
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yanar Dag meaning "burning mountain" is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku. Flames jet into the air from a thin, porous sandstone layer and it burns away through all weathers. Worth a visit on a trip outside of Baku but better to combine it with other... More 

Thank deborahk3
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you visit this place you'll start wondering about how could this fire stays on all seasons. I still can't understand it but it's a phenomenal place you guys must see it to appreciate it.

Thank MaxMan424
The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is an amazing place. Yanar Dag is a truly unique natural fire. Entrance was 2 AZN per adult or 1 AZN per student. One of the security guards offered to show us around. Behind Yanar Dag is a hill where you can see some bubbling water. Sad that there are no bins around and worse is that tourists littered... More 

Riffa, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

While visiting Baku, this is a unique mountain with natural gas fire. This kind of fire was the source of the religion that was in this part of the world for ages ago, when most people use to worship the fire.

Thank Bahrainmom
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

No one seems to know how long it has been burning....the warmth was nice on a wet day. How long will it continue to burn - who knows?

Thank Margaret W
new york
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I've traveled in 59 countries. I've seen a lot. This was a waste of time. Flames lick out of a hillside. Perhaps the flames are 20' wide but they are only a few feet high, at most. Granted, the flames are more than you might see in your backyard BBQ, but not by much. When we looked at these flames,... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It is an interesting place where you can see fire in rain, snow all year around. If you climb the mountain there could be an amazing view but nothing much to see :)

Thank ShoaibKhanRCTourism

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