WELCOME TO AZERBAIJAN- Attractive Tourist Destination of the World

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

From the speech of Mr.Ali Alizada, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan in the World Tourism Conference. September 28, 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

Why you should choose Azerbaijan? –one of the attractive tourist destinations of the world

Azerbaijan is amazing country in Eurasia, rich with historical, cultural and natural heritage. Azerbaijan is a country that deserving to visit even during winter as well as summer and spring, where the architecture, people, fashion, food and culture are a perfect blend of East and West. What are the most attractive sides of Azerbaijan?Why you should choose Azerbaijan? I shall try to bring only 10 reasons why you should visit Azerbaijan.

1. Warm and cordial relations with all countries (except aggressor country Armenia which occupied 20 % of the territories of Azerbaijan), as well as specialrelations with Pakistan.

Hospitable, friendly and brotherly approach of the Azerbaijan’s people to dear Pakistanies and also to other foreigners.

2. Simplified visa procedures for the citizens of Pakistan and some other countries

By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan from January of 2017 Pakistan included to the list of countries for simplified visa procedures, online visa sistem. From september of 2017 Azerbaijan reduced online visa procedures from 3 days to 3 hours. Number of visitors to Azerbaijan from Pakistan in 2016 wereabout 4000, in the 8th month of 2017 areincreased about to 10000.

3. Sharing our common religion, religion of Peace-Islam. Ancient monuments and places of Islamic Renaissance.

There are a number of historical monuments of islamic heritage in Azerbaijan. One of the examples location of Multan Saray in the heart of Baku which is one of the testimonies of historic links between the peoples of Azerbaijan and Pakistan. The next we can say Gobustan – the rarest monument of the world culture, one of the first centres of human civilization. Another monument of the world UNESCO heritage is Icheri Sheher (Old City). The well-known historical monuments– The Maiden Tower (the12th century) and the Shirvanshah palace (the 13th-16th century). The biggest architectoral mosque of Caucaus "Heydar Mosque" in Azerbaijan is another example of attraction. If during the Soviet period there were 20 operating mosques in Azerbaijan, after regaining independence in 1991 the number of mosques and other religious monuments reached about 2000. At the same time you can be witness of number operating churches and other sacred places belonging to different religions because of the tolerance of the country.

4.9 out of 11 existing world climatic zones in Azerbaijan

A unique case is you can also find most of the existing in the world climate types within the borderlines of one country: from dry and humid subtropical up to mountain tundra.

5.Location of Azerbaijan in the seaside, the lagest lake of the world-Caspian sea, Baku boulevard, different beaches and a lot of resting ares in the seaside.

Baku Seaside Park, Boulevard, is the most attractive place for all who visit the capital of Azerbaijan.Beaches of Azerbaijan with natural sands one of the fascinating areas of rest.

6. A national cuisine of Azerbaijan.

Unique, organic and original Azerbaijan’s rich cuisine will attract you to itself and you will also enjoy with different kind of breads, national cuisine such as dolma, piti, kebabs, lavangi and at the same time with homemade drinks, such as wine, ayran, dovgha and even non-alcoholic wine and etc.

7. A unique Naftalan oil resort and ski resorts of Azerbaijan.

Naftalan oil has unique healing qualities having no analogue in the world. It provides with various healing effects to human organism, such as anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, vasodilating and stimulating. The Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex is another resort, the largest ski resort in Azerbaijan where you can enjoy skiing during winter season.

8. The spirit of fire and mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan is known as the Land of Fire. Burning gas outlets at the surface were considered a divine secret and attracted here people from all corners of the World: fire worshipers gathered in Baku in ancient times and built their temples on sacred flames. One of those temples is an ancient Zoroastrian temple of flame – Ateshgah. Burning flame outlets at the surface famed a Absheron peninsula near Baku, where Yanardag (literary “burning mountain”) is located.  Many tourists from all over the World visit this place to see the natural miracle. Azerbaijan is also the first in the world by the number of mud volcanoes. 350 out of 800 mud volcanoes in the world are located in Azerbaijan. On September 15, 2004 the largest mud volcano of the World located in Azerbaijan was registered in the Guinness Book of Records.

9. The villages, cities, regions and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.

Attracting villages in the mountains, beautiful cities like as Nakhchivan, Sheki, Gandja, are rich with their anchient architectures, Silk Road history, culture and delicious nature and food. Such cities like as Qabala, Quba and others are another well-known tourist regions of Azerbaijan with famous sights and nature. Only in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic there are about 1200historical-cultural monuments .

10. Modern architecture, entertaining places for children and shopping centres

Alongside with historical sites, Azerbaijan, especially the capital of the country Baku is rich with different modern architecture buildings such as Flame Towers, Heydar Aliyev Centre,  Crystal Hall and etc. You can find all brand shops in Baku where you will be able also to make very profitable purchases at low prices.