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What You Should Know More About Azerbaijan
· Take care of your belongings when you go out.
· Make sure you wear the appropriate dress code while on your visits to mosques and other places. Read about specified dress code laws from tourists on the tourism website mentioned below.
· Do not litter at naturally beautiful places as well as other places.
· Check weather predictions before you pack your luggage and carry clothing accordingly.
· Book your stay hotels only after you review them online.
· Respect the culture and traditions of the locals and do not offend them in any way.
· Make sure you acquire all the permits for visiting particular places in the country.
The legal age to drink alcohol in Azerbaijan is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks and it is advisable for tourists to carry a proof to verify the same.
Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan, which is located next to the beautiful Caspian Sea. This old walled city is a mix of heritage monuments and modern buildings and gleaming skyscrapers. It is a perfect blend of modern infrastructure and heritage monuments and charming old structures. While you enjoy the beauty of this city, make sure that you visit the Flame Towers, which resemble the fire which makes the city glow. The city also flaunts Museum of Contemporary Arts with over 900 artworks and other beautiful displays. Shopping for souvenirs is another exciting thing you can do in Baku.
The 12th century historic monument is located at the beach of the Caspian Sea and apart from obviously offering an amazing view of the daunting castle and panoramic landscape views, this place also gives you a knowledge of the amazing history this place has. There are many legends associated with this place which will make you really curious about this place.
The Gobustan National Park is a UNESCO World heritage site, adorning a series of prehistoric carvings and amazing mountain views. This place will leave you mesmerized with its natural beauty and dotted landscape which is a wonder of nature. There are thousands of rock carvings at this place and you will be surely excited to see all this.
During your stay in Baku, the Teze Bazar is one of the sight-seeing places which you cannot afford to miss. You will get to shop for fresh spices, textiles, cheese and other fresh local produce which you can take home along with you. An amazing stroll in this market will give you a great leisure time and also a picture of some of the best authentic products of Azerbaijan.
The Gizil Agach State National Reserve is a park which is a home to different species like foxes, badgers, birds and wildcats and also some of the most exotic marine species which you have never seen before. If you are enthusiastic about wildlife, this place is nothing less than heaven for you and even if you are not very enthusiastic about animals, seeing them in the wild is a very amazing thing to witness.
If you want to get a glimpse of the medieval lifestyle of Azerbaijan, the Palace of Shrivanshahs is a place which will tell you what things were like in the past. The royal palace, built with amazing architecture, intricate cuts, dramatic doors and entrances is an overall beautiful complex, currently consisting of a mosque, museum and also an ancient bathhouse.
Hamam Mehellesi is the oldest bath in the city, which was once used as a common public bath. Today, this is one of the most attractive and tourist-frequented attractions in Azerbaijan and a serene place to spend some time alone. The structure is beautiful in itself and also worth exploring for curious minds.
The climate of Azerbaijan is not extreme in any way. Hence, you will be able to enjoy the trip in the most relaxing way, without having to worry about protecting yourself from the harsh weather all the time.
The people of Azerbaijan have managed to maintain the charm of their local culture and ancient traditions. They have effectively presented their culture and traditions in front of the tourists in the most positive way and this is one of the best aspects of this country.
Azerbaijan is filled with amazing grasslands, snow-clad mountain ranges and some of the most serene and pure landscape views you could ever see. Hence, this destination is nothing but a treat to your eyes. You will also get to click some of the most perfect pictures of destinations over here.
The number of elegant historic monuments in Azerbaijan is a lot, and all of them are really beautiful and mesmerizing. The people as well as tourism authorities have managed to maintain the monuments very well. The beauty of these monuments will leave you awestruck and not allow you to forget this trip ever.
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