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Summary

Baku, Azerbaijan, offers a unique blend of ancient history and modern luxury, from climbing the mysterious Maiden Tower to exploring the rich tradition of carpet weaving. The city's Old City area is a treasure trove of culture, while the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum and the Fire Temple provide deep dives into the region's heritage. For those looking to experience local flavors, KEFLI offers an authentic taste of Azerbaijani wines and traditional dishes. Baku's natural wonders, like the Mud Volcanoes in Gobustan and the eternal flame of Yanar Dag, offer unique day trip options. Accommodation options range from the budget-friendly Sahil Hostel to the luxurious Baku Hilton, ensuring a comfortable stay for all travelers.

Old City

Baku's historic core filled with restaurants, shops, and traditional carpet weavers.

Tips

Great place for a stroll, have lunch, and visit attractions.

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Maiden Tower

A UNESCO world heritage site with unknown origins offering beautiful views from the top.

Tips

Worth the six-story climb.

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Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Showcases a stunning collection of carpets from Azerbaijan and Iran.

Tips

Look out for the intricate carpets from Tabriz, Iran.

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KEFLI

A cozy wine bar with a 100% Azerbaijani wine list.

Tips

Try the dyushbara, a traditional soup with meat-filled dumplings.

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Fire Temple

A former Zoroastrian place of worship, now a museum.

Tips

Learn about one of the world's oldest religions, Zoroastrianism.

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Mud Volcanoes in Gobustan

Natural geological formations that bubble up forming dirt mounds.

Tips

Interesting for those into geology or unique natural phenomena.

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Yanar Dag

A naturally occurring flame that burns continuously on a hillside.

Tips

More impressive at night.

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Sahil Hostel

Comfortable beds with private lockers, curtains, and sockets in each bunk.

Tips

Prices start at $6.50 USD per night for a bunk in a ten-bed dorm.

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