Yanar Dag
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nikhil P
Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
Also called the fire mountain , this place has been associated with leaking reserves of natural gas beneath the layer of soil which lighten up quite easily. It has a small museum too highlighting the history of the place. They have kept artifacts from nearby areas as well to showcase the historical importance of the place.
Written February 27, 2020
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Delara_Wahid
Baku, Azerbaijan5 contributions
Friends
Worth visiting while in Azerbaijan. The mountain is naturally blazing with fire due to natural gases.there is a museum inside. Don't forget to visit it. Where your reflection appears like fire on walls. I like it the most during that visit.
Written March 28, 2020
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Vivek V
Totton, UK619 contributions
It was a windy morning we reached Yanar Dag. There wasn't much crowd. Since we had the Baku Card, the entry was free.

There is nothing much to expect here. A small part of the contour is on fire naturally for more than 60 years. We could sense a gaseous smell if we are standing a little bit far from the fire. A small park and a cafeteria are available inside for a quick refreshment. A toilet facility is also available.

We were really curious about the science behind this phenomenon.

This trip can be avoided if you are in Baku for a short period.
Written December 10, 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
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 disappointed and would rather have stayed in Baku, spending the afternoon at the awesome "Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center" or at the fabulous "Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum". But, you are in Azerbaijan, worldly known as the "Land of Fire", due to the large concentration of natural gas under the Absheron Peninsula, with flames continously burning throughout antiquity (and up to our days), that were even reported by historical travellers such as iconic Marco Polo, in the 13th century. "Yanar Dag" stages a "small" natural gas fire continously burning at the hillside of the "small" mountain, an also "small" museum and a "small"stone exhition. And that is all! All "small"! It might be much more interesting to visit it on early evenings, when the flames should be much more scenic. Please do check closing hours before going, as it is not so close or easy to reach. At your own risk. Any way, enjoy!
Written May 23, 2020
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,473 contributions
On entering "YANARDAG" was baffled by the sight of flames shooting out of the hillside.The Yanar Dag fire is never extinguished and around this open fireplace the atmosphere is filled with the smell of gas. The flames emanate from vents in sandstone formations.Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Due to the large concentration of natural gas under the Absheron Peninsula, natural flames burned there throughout antiquity and were reported on by historical writers such as Marco Polo.It is claimed that the Yanar Dagh flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950s. There is no seepage of mud or liquid, which distinguishes it from the nearby mud volcanoes of Lokbatan or Gobustan.
Written May 31, 2022
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Tharun Oommen
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While the place might be good, the Customer Service team, the Cashier and especially a person named Umit has the most unruly, unacceptable behaviour towards foreigners, especially tourists. He had the worst behaviour and treated us in an unacceptable way.

We wanted to visit the place, but their treatment of us as tourists coming in from Dubai made us decide to leave the place immediately without entering

Shame on the Front office, Cashier team and especially Mr Umit -- I think this team needs to learn the meaning of hospitality
Written July 31, 2022
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Alfred O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates800 contributions
Don't overlook this a must-see attraction, a little outside the city of Baku. A natural gas has been feeding the blaze for ages. Hence, this is one of the reasons how Azerbaijan got the name of the Land of Fire.
The Entrance Fee is quite overpriced.
Written January 26, 2020
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Aaaa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
I was excited to see this place but when I got there I was like this is all there is to it. The location has a coffee shop, kids indoor area and outdoor playground. Nothing much to see at all, besides the fire which is the only attraction. Has a bridge to cross with a Yanar day signage and open field with nothing to look at.
Written February 18, 2020
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Hussein B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,049 contributions
Couples
This place is fantastic unique place, only in Azerbaijan, simply it's natural non-stop fire coming out of the mountain, so cool and warm especially in winter, so beautiful you have to see by yourself
Written January 10, 2019
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40plustraveller
Europe107 contributions
Solo
I loved it. Nobody there except me. It is impressive and a really hot fire. No museum, no information provided, just the fire there to amaze you.
Accept 2 Manat entry fee. The fence ends 200 meters from the gate, in case you arrive off the opening hours.
From Metro Koroglu take bus 217 until final stop, for 30 qepik. Impressive oil fields to be seen on the way.
Written October 3, 2014
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