Tourism in Azerbaijan

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Tourism in Azerbaijan

Tourism developed in Azerbaijan in the early 2000’s, as it became a popular tourist destination among tourists to undertake several activities including religious tourism, skiing and visiting health resorts. The country also facilitated visa-free travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan and was ranked 84th in the Global Competitiveness Report For tourism and travel in 2015.

Attractions in Azerbaijan

The capital, Baku

The capital of Baku is one of the most famous travel destinations in Azerbaijan, as it has many wonderful historical and religious sites, in addition to being famous for modern architecture, as the old city in Baku was included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites because it contains many monuments, including a palace Shervanshahs, Maidan Tower, and Gobustan National Park on the outskirts of the city, full of ancient rock carvings, inhabited caves, settlements, and burial sites dating back more than 40,000 years.

Astara city

Astara tops the list of beautiful historical sites in Azerbaijan, it is located on the Iranian border and surrounded by mountains, and when you go to it you can visit the nearby Herkan National Park, many green forests, in addition to a variety of plant and animal life.

Caspian sea

The Caspian Sea coast is one of the best places to visit in Azerbaijan, as this coast extends more than 500 km from the border with Iran to the south, and with Dagestan in the north, and although most coasts near Baku suffer from pollution, it can be Visit some resorts in Sumqayit, in the northern part of Absheron Peninsula.

Shaky Town

Shaky is located at the foot of the South Caucasus Mountains, as this city with a population of sixty thousand people dates back to 2500 years, making it one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus country. It is famous for silk, textiles, and embroidery. 18th century shaky.

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