Azerbaijan is a surprising country indeed. Everything
there is unique - the nature, the culture, the history, the customs and
traditions, the architecture and many other things. Its other name is
"the country of fires" (from "azer" - fire). Even B.C. there lived
tribes of fire worshippers. Since those times the most ancient evidence
- rock drawings, statues of gods, ancient temples have survived on the
territory of Azerbaijan . Besides, the country has been known for its
burning hearths - ateshgahs (temples of fire). There is a place on
Absheron Peninsula named Yanardag (burning mountain). In Nakhchivan,
Kjalbadzgar, Lankaran, Babadag … hot waters follow from under the graoud.
In Surakhany there is eternally burning Ateshgah (temple of fire).
On the territory of Azerbaijan once there were ancient states Atropatena
and Albania .Each city of Azerbaijan is peculiar in its own way. The
center of ancient Quban khanate - the city of Quba - is known for its
medieval fortresses and mosques; Tenghi Canyon and Afurdzhin Waterfall
draw very special attention. One of the oldest cities - Sheki - is
well-known for its magnificent palaces some of which have been converted
to hotels. If you think that you have never seen Azerbaijan , you are
wrong. We know it from favorite films - The Diamond Arm and Amphibia
Man. They were shot in Azerbaijan . Today the places of shootings are
very popular with tourists.