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Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour
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I have never seen anything like this, it was fascinating to watch. Our guide threw water on the fire and it went out briefly and the rock went bright red! It reignited virtually... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Stirling, Scotland
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

It's just a little fire coming out of rocks. You can also walk the stairs up the hill to see the village, and that's it! I went there today and it's honestly not worth the visit or the money spent on transportation.

Thank Allreemm
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were definetely expecting something more impressive. Just a small fire. And there is no written information around to explain about yanar dag.

Thank Ozgur_1234
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

i'm against some rude comments, in fact the fire it's just in small area (like 2 meters) but it means a lot for me as a visitor of Azerbaijan, I knew that Azerbaijan is the land of fire, and one of the reasons of going to Azerbaijan is to visit this place, the fire is something unique. A translator was... More 

Thank saud a
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

There is nothing interesting on the place except of gas flare coming out of the rock. Of course it should be more interesting if you hire guide. I recommend you to go to Ateshgah first because it is more tourist attractive and at least you'll get more information why Azerbaijan is "Land of Fire", after that as a prove of... More 

1 Thank Safa220
Stirling, Scotland
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

I have never seen anything like this, it was fascinating to watch. Our guide threw water on the fire and it went out briefly and the rock went bright red! It reignited virtually instantly and produced black soot. It is definitely worth a visit as it helps you understand the whole fire concept in Azerbaijan and why the olden day... More 

Thank LizzyW
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited after being told about it. It was a windy evening so we couldn't stay long. The fire did look a bit different to your average garden bonfire! There's a little souvenir shop. The drive there was interesting seeing the oil fields & pumps in operation.

1 Thank uklarka
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Yanar Dag translated as "Fire Mountain", is an ancient and visually stunning fire which blazes continuously on a hillside. The flames shoot into the air as long as 10 feet, on the 30-foot wide ridge of a limestone hillside that has been continuously on fire for more than one thousand years. The natural gas vents ensure that hot flames roar... More 

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Just stopped off during a drive around the Absheron Peninsular. It was a pleasant day, and the 30 minute stop at Yanar Dag was interesting. The fire is never extinguished, the flames are about 1m high. Old cart and some echo rocks are also on display. Worth a visit for interest.

Thank David M
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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

It's easy to reach this place by public transport. Take the Bus no 217 from the Koroglu metro station till the last stop for 0.50 manat per person. The entry for the sight is quite expensive for what you get. 2 manat per person. But for us it was very impressive to see the stones burning. We didn't see something... More 

Thank Macoona
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed November 22, 2016

Its a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Caspian Sea near Baku. They say its been burning since last 2000 years come rain or shine.

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