06 Apr 4 Reasons why you must visit the ‘Land of Fire’: Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan or ‘The Land of Fire’ is a country full of history, culture and has the most hospitable locals you’ll ever find in the world. Azerbaijan is bounded on the north by Russia, on the east by the Caspian Sea, on the south by Iran, on the west by Armenia and on the northwest by Georgia. If you’re wondering why you should visit the ‘Land of Fire’, then keep reading.
- Mud Volcanoes:
Azerbaijan is home to half of the world’s population of volcanoes. These landscapes are messy, bubbly and sometimes, explosive. So if you want to see something you’ve never seen before, mud volcanoes are not to be missed. If you’re planning a visit to the gurgly hills of Gobustan, make sure to also see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock art in the area, which dates back tens of thousands of years.
- Azerbaijan Grand Prix:
The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, hosts the Formula one grand prix. Fans from around the world come in to watch this high-octane race. The Baku City Circuit covers 51 laps around the 6 km (3.7 miles) track in the capital’s long straight streets. So if you’re looking for a high-on-adrenaline experience, then the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is the place to be.
- Hiking in the Caucasus:
Explore the vast beauty of Azerbaijan on your hiking trip in the Caucasus mountains. With steep gorges, ravines and plains, the hike becomes even more exciting and adventurous. So grab your trekking boots and climb away!
Being an outsider, you will never feel like one in Azerbaijan. The locals here are very friendly and score 10/10 when it comes to hospitality. Some families may even offer you to stay with them if you are unable to find a hotel for the night. So, when it comes to safety and trust, you can be stress free during your stay in the country.