Absheron Peninsula & Gala Museum Tour

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Places to visit: Bibiheibat Mosque, Fire Mountain The Gala State Historical Ethnographic Reserve ,Fire Worshippers’ Temple

Assembly at lobby. Start tour with Bibiheibat Mosque (9.5 km away from city center ; 15 minutes) -which a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II

Trip to “Fire Mountain “-“Yanardag” – (35 km from Bibiheibat) is a historical monument of unknown origin, burnt in the Absheron Peninsula near Baku, on the Caspian Sea coast, in the village of Mahammedi, at the foot of the mountain at the foot of the mountain. 27 km from Baku city center, and about 2 km from the village center, in the left-hand direction of Mohammedia-Digah highway.Burns in the area, rocks in the existing oil-gas sediments in the depths of the earth, tectonic fractures, as well as erosion of mud volcanoes, are formed as a result of volcanic-tectonic processes, resulting in the burning of natural gas flows through the resulting cracks. Sometimes the height of the flame reaches 10-15 meters in Yanardağ. Information about the burning process here is still in the ancient times, and it has been confirmed by geological investigations and historical sources that the history of these combustions is still beginning to be era.

(Lunch time)

After lunch drive to Fire Worshippers’ Temple-(22 km from Fire Mountain Ateshgah – Indian traders in the XVII century – a temple built in the Surakhani village near Pars near Baku.

The arrival of the pars heard that there was a natural gas leak near Baku and they saw there was a fire that did not go out on the way. They decided to build a temple on that flame, and it was called “Ateshgah” (“Fireplace”).The Ateshgah temple, located in the south-eastern part of the Surakhani settlement of the Absheron peninsula, is 30 km away from Baku. “Ateshgah” is a fire temple built in the 17th-18th centuries in the place of the eternal flames of natural gas. The earliest building of the temple belongs to the year 1713, and the central temple was built in 1810 by Kanchanagara’s merchant.

-Visit to The Gala State Historical Ethnographic Reserve (20 km from Fire Worshippers’ Temple) which is a complex of museums in Baku, Azerbaijan. Inside there are three different types of museums: Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography (open-air), Castle museums (partly open-air), and the Museum of Antiques. Vehicles are offered to visitors due to the spacious area of museums. There are the tours in different languages : Azerbaijani, Russian, English, German and French. The area of the museum is 1 .5 ha and has rock paintings, pottery, household items, jewelry, weapons and coins belong to the ancient times of Azerbaijan. There are more than 2,000 different archaeological and architectural seats of ancient settlements , monuments – mounds, burial places dating back to thousands of years ago.

Drive Back to Baku city

Back to Hotel

Inclusions

  • Sightseeing
  • Guide service; (English Speaking or Russian)
  • Entrance fee for Museum (Fire Worshippers’ Temple, Fire Mountain, The Gala State Historical Ethnographic Reserve)
  • 1 bottle water per person
  • Transport service

Exclusions

  • Meals, Travel insurance, Medical insurance – 9$ PP;
  • Sightseeing other than listed in the itinerary, Alcoholic & Hard drinks;
  • The other services which are not pointed in the tour program

Notice

  • Tour starts at 09:00
  • Tour finishes at 18:00