Azerbaijan follows Shia Islam, the same as neighbouring Iran. Nothing unusual here. But, they consider Sunni Turkey to be their brothers. The country has good relationships with Israel, something unheard of in the Islamic world. After centuries of influence from Russia, many Azerbaijanis tend to be pro-Russian. The same people are pro-Western too.
Discover Azerbaijan, a picturesque Transcaucasian country on the Caspian Sea shore, with small group Azerbaijan tours. Ancient, yet modern Country of Fires, famous for its rich cultural heritage and history dating back millenia is waiting for you. Visit Azerbaijan in a group with tourists from around the world, share costs and strengthen your network. This 6-day long small group Azerbaijan tour is an excellent offer if you wish to explore Land of Fire with like-minded people at a shared cost. Echo of ages, genuine mix of the Orient and the West, as well as natural wonders are awaiting you in Azerbaijan. Discover Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia with day small group Caucasus tour with scheduled dates. Visit the most interesting sights and touristy spots of three countries of the South Caucasus.
All rights reserved. Fueled by vast oil reserves, Azerbaijan's storied capital is remaking itself into a showpiece of bold architecture and regional fashion tempered by traditional ways. Baku has always been at the crossroads of something. Caught between the empire-building machinations of the Persians, the Russians, and the Turks, it languished under the control of one or another of those civilizations for centuries.
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6, rock engravings bearing testimony to 40, years of rock art. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site, which covers an area of ha, is part of the larger protected Gobustan Reservation.