Your 101 Guide to Experience Baku
2 weeks ago Rohit Shetty 0
Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is evolving and attracting tourist because of its modern architecture and the cultural history and the long road to freedom.Here, we are picking our top picks for travel destinations when in Baku. With these highlights, we have only touched the tip of the iceberg that Baku truly is. It is changing and evolving and the numerous Baku Holidays and tour packages will only help you experience the change and understand the place while it evolves into man made wonder.
- Three Flame Towers
One of the many man made wonders is Baku has to be the Three Flame Towers. This unique architectural marvel highlights the change that is to come. They are shiny at day and lit up like a dream by night. At night, these three buildings are lit up and the shifting and changing patterns of light is a sight to behold. The company of a partner makes it even more romantic than it really sounds when you read these words on your screen. However, visit inside the Three Flames is not possible. Numerous restaurants and cafes face this iconic landscape.
- Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre
Designed by the British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, it is currently one of the coolest buildings/ man made architectural form on earth. It is symbolic of the true intentions with which the Azerbaijan was formed way back in 1991 to break open from the shackles of the soviet modernism style. The landmark makes the intention of the changes that are to be brought in the region owing to the nation’s freedom, history and story. It also holds concerts, plays and exhibitions to display the variety of culture and appreciation towards art. Contrary to most architectural forms, the flowing curves eschew the predominant use of sharp edges in usual monuments.
- Baku Zoo
The oldest zoo in Azerbaijan and a state zoological park, Baku Zoo was opened for public visits and recreation in 1928. This place becomes an even bigger attraction if you are traveling to Baku with kids and family. It is currently a home to over twelve hundred species of birds, reptiles and mammals stretching over four hectares of land. The zoological park has undergone huge transformation, relocation and is intended to be made friendly even for the disabled post the arrangements currently undergoing changes.
- Mud Volcanoes
Azerbaijan is home to the world’s largest mud volcanoes: Turaghai and Boyuk Khanizadagh that continue to be active. These volcanoes are both underground and underwater located in Caspian Sea (over a hundred of them have been recorded so far). The mud wastes from the volcanoes soot out flames up to three hundred meters in height and the lava flows up to ten to twenty hectares of land. Some of these mud volcanoes are protected by the government and have been designated the status of National Parks. Some of these are available for public viewing.