Selling itself as the ‘Land of Fire’, Azerbaijan is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Neither Europe nor Asia, it’s a nexus of ancient historical empires, but also a ‘new’ nation rapidly transforming itself with a super-charged gust of petro-spending.
The cosmopolitan capital, Baku, rings a Unesco-listed ancient core with dazzling 21st-century architecture and sits on the oil-rich Caspian Sea. In the surrounding semi-desert are mud volcanoes and curious fire phenomena. Yet barely three hours’ drive away, timeless rural villages, clad in lush orchards and backed by the soaring Great Caucasus mountains are a dramatic contrast. In most such places, foreigners remain a great rarity, but in return for a degree of linguistic dexterity, you’ll find a remarkable seam of hospitality. And a few rural outposts – from village homestays to glitzy ski- and golf-hotels – now have the odd English speaker to assist travelers.
- Explore Icheri Sheher the heart of the city. Is located on a hill near the sea which sprang ancient Baku & Absheron peninsula.
- Visit Shirvanshahs Palace the masterpiece of architecture in Azerbaijan, Gobustan National museum & Gobustan National Park
- Maiden Tower in the south-eastern part of Baku fortress, On the tower is preserved inscription suggests that it is built no later than the XII century. In 1964 the Maiden Tower became a museum.
- Visit Ateshgah Temple, Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum & Yanar dag is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times.
- Visit the Upland Park, Ferries wheel, walking to Carpet Museum & Park Boulevard Mall
- Identifying the socio-political institutions and societies participation in the management of educational institutions.
- Preserving the environment & natural resources
- Value the importance of nature, culture & religion
- Understands the Archaeological and Ethnographical sites that contributes to human history.
- Strengthen the physical and emotional well being