Azerbaijan is a nation that straddles both Western Asia & Eastern Europe, so always expect a tough fight between east and west. Situated on the Caspian Sea, there are quaint subtropical seaside resorts, or you can even embrace the name of Azerbaijan as the Land of Fire with a vacation to a flaming mountain. So, whatever your time restrictions and agenda are, Azerbaijan has much to offer. Let us discuss some of the best places to visit in Azerbaijan.
Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, which is situated along the Caspian Sea and is a fusion of old walled city and modern building craze. The town embraces the current at the Museum of Contemporary Art that has around 900 artworks that feature artists from the region. One can also experience the local produce with a tour to Teze Bazaar, a market that is extremely popular for its spices and cheeses.
Icheri Seher is popularly known as the Fortress and Old City, Icheri Seher is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of Baku. At Icheri Seher, you will find architectural feats all over the protected quarter of the city. These include Maiden Tower that dates from the 12th century and is a part of the ancient walled city of Baku, along with Shirvanshah Palace that was constructed in the 13th century.
Located in the Azizbeyov region of Baku, Absheron National Park spans 783 hectares of protected land and is the best place to come to witness the beautiful flora & fauna of Azerbaijan. The National Park has an entire host of local wildlife, including birds, gazelles, jackals, Caspian seals, and badgers. The water here is also popular to be crystal clear and teeming with wildlife, including the occasional sea snake.