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Ateshgah Temple (First day Evening Tour – Evening before the Opening) 

Often called the “Fire Temple of Baku” is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan. Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. “Atash” is the Persian word for fire The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned after 1883 when oil and gas plants were established in the vicinity, ending the flow of natural gas to the temple and extinguishing the holy fire.

 

Sumgayit Technology Park (Second Day Technical Tour – Opening Day after Session tour)

STP as a pioneer in the establishment of Technological Park in the Sumgayit Technology Parkregion, is also a complex of plants qualified in different manufacturers. STP is a unique project in the region capable to satisfy the requirements of domestic market as well as foreign market. The establishment of such an Industrial Center in Sumgait city is not only a boost in economic development of Azerbaijan, but also is a restoration of the historical traditions of Sumgait founded as an industrial center in the Caucasus. More than 4500 people are currently employed in the production and construction-installation fields of the organization. After the launch of all planned plants, 10000 people more is expected to be employed that it will help to improve living standards.

 

Heydar Aliyev Culture Centre (Third day half-day tour – Afternoon)

The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m2 (619,000 sq ft) building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.

 

?ç?ri ??h?r (Third day half-day tour Afternoon)

Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the

first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.It is widely accepted that the Old City, including its Maiden Tower, date at least to the 12th century, with some researchers contending that construction dates as far back as the 7th century. The question has not been completely settled.

 

Q?z Qalas? (Third day half-day tour Afternoon)

The Maiden Tower (Azerbaijani: Q?z Qalas?), also known locally as Giz Galasi, located in the Old City, Baku, in Azerbaijan, was built as some sources indicate in VIII-VII B.C.The Shirvanshahs’ Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III. It is one of Azerbaijan’s most distinctive national emblems, and is thus featured on Azeri currency notes and official letterheads.

 

Xalça muzeyi (Third day half-day tour Afternoon)

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum (formerly called the State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art) displays Azerbaijani carpets and rug items of various weaving techniques and materials from various periods. It is named after Latif Karimov and has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. It moved to a new building on the Baku’s seafront park during 2014 from its former location on Neftchiler Avenue.

  

Neft da?lar? (Fourth Day – Morning Tour)

Neft Da?lar? also known as the Oil Rocks is an industrial settlement in Baku, Azerbaijan. The settlement forms part of the municipality of Çilov-Neft Da?lar? in the Khazar raion. It lies 100 km (62 mi) away from the Azerbaijani capital Baku, and 55 km (34 mi) from the nearest shore in the Caspian Sea. A full town on the sea, it was the first oil platform in Azerbaijan, and the first operating offshore oil platform in the world, incorporating numerous drilling platforms. It is featured in the Guinness Book as the world’s first offshore oil platform.

The settlement began with a single path out over the water and grew into a system of paths and platforms built on the back of ships sunk to serve as the Neft Da?lar?’s foundation. The most distinctive feature of Neft Da?lar? is that it is actually a functional city with a population of about 2,000 and over 300 km (190 mi) of streets built on piles of dirt and landfill.

 

 

Cümeyra Çim?rliyi –  Jumeirah Beach Baku (Fifth Day – Morning tour)