1. Mud VolcanoesQobustan A mudpot, or mud pool, is a sort of acidic hot spring, or fumarole, with limited water. It usually takes the form of a pool of bubbling mud. The acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
2. Juma MosqueShamakhi Juma Mosque of Shamakhi or Friday Mosque of Shamakhi is a mosque in the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
4. Shamakhy Astrophysical ObservatoryShamakhi Shamakhi is the capital of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city's estimated population as of 2010 was 31,704. It is famous for its traditional dancers, the Shamakhi Dancers, and also for perhaps giving its name to the Soumak rugs.Eleven major earthquakes have rocked Shamakhi, but through multiple reconstructions it maintained its role as the economic and administrative capital of Shirvan and one of the key towns on the Silk Road. The only building to have survived eight of the eleven earthquakes is the landmark Juma Mosque of Shamakhi, built in the 10th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus and variously considered part of Europe or Asia. The country lies on the Caspian Sea. It borders Russia and Georgia to the north, Armenia to the west, and Iran in the south. Through the autonomous exclave of Nakhchivan, which lies between Armenia and Iran, Azerbaijan also shares a short border with Turkey.
Azerbaijan is known for having nine of the 11 defined ecological zones. Much of the country is temperate year-round. Nation-wide the average temperature for the year is 14-15°C (57-59°F). The Caucasus Mountains protect the country from the Arctic air masses that affect Russia in winter while the Caspian Sea shields it from the hot, dry air of Central Asia in the summer.
Cabbage, grape leaves, and eggplant wrapped meat (kelem, yarpaq, badimjan - dolmasi), kabab (kebab), rice with different variety of toppings (plov - It is said that plov is the king of Azerbaijani cuisine), gutabs and meatballs (kufta) are some of the several specialties of Azerbaijan.
Some local drinks include ayran (a yogurt drink based on sour milk) and sherbet (made from rose petals or saffron). There are also different sorts of quite decent wines produced from local grapes and a wide array of mineral waters from natural springs. In some areas of Azerbaijan the markets offer lemonades (limonat/dushes) made from pears or taragon.
There is a good selection of hotels in Baku, including many Western chains, but options elsewhere in the country are limited. Prices for the hotels start from USD60 and higher. Rental apartments might be a good choice as they are cheaper than hotels and sometimes are even more comfortable.
A lot to see in Azerbaijan such as :
Maiden Tower Palace of the Shirvanshahs Old City Gobustan National Park Heydar Aliyev Center Yanar Dag Flame Towers Ateshgah of Baku Azerbaijan Carpet Museum Baku Boulevard Fountains Square, Baku Palace of Shaki Khans Martyrs' Lane Lake Göygöl Mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan Mount Shahdagh Bibi-Heybat Mosque Nizami Street Baku Museum of Miniature Books Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature Baku Museum of Modern Art Diri Baba Mausoleum Gabaland National History Museum of Azerbaijan Juma Mosque, Shamakhi Azerbaijan National Art Museum Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Momine Khatun Mausoleum Taza Pir Mosque Amburan Beach Club Baku Zoo Flag square Baku Ferris Wheel Philarmonic Garden Ismailiyya building Talysh Mountains Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort Highland Park Maral-gol Absheron National Park Heydar Mosque Palace of Happiness Quadrangular castle Nizami Mausoleum Megafun Entertainment Center Tufandag Mountain Resort Tufandağ Upland Park Boyuk Zira Göygöl National Park
Azerbaijan is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Azerbaijan. Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Azerbaijan