Tourism in Azerbaijan

22nd Oct 2015
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Little Caucasian republic from the perspective of a tourist is an object worthy of admiration, respect and attention. Tourism in Azerbaijan is gaining momentum and can not compete on the amount of revenues from the oil and gas industry. But under certain conditions, including the further active development of infrastructure, recreation, treatment and entertainment, there is a good chance with the help of visitors from abroad to significantly increase the earnings amount of foreign currency.

In Azerbaijan, the curious visitor is able to assess the quality of local carpets, meet with the architecture of ancient Zoroastrian temples, enjoy forty varieties of pilaf and delicious tea, which is usually served in pot-bellied glasses.

Tourists feel comfortable enough in Azerbaijan. Locals refer to the guests cordially and courteously. You can take pictures almost everything, only in the metro you must obtain a permit. The country has a water quality control, so you can drink water straight from the tap, but still better to buy bottled.

Azerbaijan is a part of the Great Silk Road, the link between the western and eastern countries. Traveling across the country you can enjoy the most beautiful mountain scenery, gorgeous valleys, fast flowing rivers and the Caspian Sea.

For other travelers Azerbaijan is interesting for its archeology. Here you can explore the unique monuments of ancient history. Some tourists come here to meet with the local palaces, mosques, fortresses, and legacy of past rulers.

The capital city of Baku, Azerbaijan delights with its "Baku Acropolis", which became a symbol of the city. In this unique architectural reserve, there are many monuments and attractions.

Being in the capital of the country or small towns and villages, none of the visitors do not leave the country without gifts, souvenirs and surprises for their families. First of all, in the luggage of tourists leaving the country, you can find:

  • Beautiful rugs from local masters;
  • backgammon, which have become almost a national game of Azerbaijan;
  • metal utensils from the local artisans.

Grocery souvenirs are also varied. Skeet pilaf, of course, no one can take away as a souvenir. But the calf, called the black gold of Azerbaijan, will be a good gift to relatives, as well as the famous Baku baklava. Women will be happy to remember delicious cuisine using herbs and spices.