Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Azerbaijan

Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Azerbaijan
Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Azerbaijan

Famed for its medieval walled city, Azerbaijan has a lot of history behind it, both good and bad. But being a sort of crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe it also has some pretty amazing and often unusual things to see…


Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku

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What better shape to build a carpet museum than in the shape of a carpet! They got that design all rolled up.

Monument to Richard Sorge, Baku
Monument to Richard Sorge, Baku

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Said to be one of the greatest intelligence officers of all time Richard Sorge was a spy and said to be one of the best in the world. Hence the creepy looking wall monument!

The Yanar Bulag Fire Spring, Astara
The Yanar Bulag Fire Spring, Astara

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The two elements fire and water don’t often go together, but here they do and it looks amazing.

Bottle House of Ganja, Ganja
Bottle House of Ganja, Ganja

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This entire house is made from thousands of bottles as well as other things that have been found, reclaimed and recycled. Odd and it doesn’t really work, but it is worth seeing.

The Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku
The Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku

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This massive building is 619,000-square-foot in size and often considered the country’s best piece of modern architecture.

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OK, so it’s not quite as romantic as the real place, but it smells a lot less and it’s cheaper to get to!

Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan, Baku
Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan, Baku

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It might not look like one of the most dangerous places in the world to visit, but while it mostly bubbles and pops harmlessly every few years it erupts squirting hot, burning mud over a massive  15 kilometres radius in every direction! You do not want to be around what that happens.

Musical Stone of Gobustan, Baku
Musical Stone of Gobustan, Baku

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It’s more a stone drum than anything else, but it is said to have a strangely magical sound to it.

Azerbaijan's Restaurant, Quba Mountainous
Azerbaijan’s Restaurant, Quba Mountainous

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No, it’s not a plane crash, it’s a crazy restaurant and a pretty fancy one at that! On this plane, it’s first class or no class.

Yanar Dağ Fire Mountain, BAKU
Yanar Dağ Fire Mountain, BAKU

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This mountain has been on fire for thousands of years and still seems to keep on burning, no wonder it both amazes and terrifies people.

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