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Russian tourists head to Baku for may holidays

08 May 2017 [12:25] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Amina Nazarli

Baku continues to capture attention of travelers by taking top places in the travel rankings.

Popular tourist portal TurStat determined the most popular directions for Russian tourists on May 9, where the capital of Azerbaijan took the 5th place.

Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Tallinn and Baku are among the Top 5 foreign cities, popular for travel of Russians on May 9 - Victory Day.

The Day will be celebrated by solemn events and festive salutes in Russia’s cities and the capitals of the CIS countries.

The tourism budget in Baku during the May holidays will make up $85 per day on average, according to Turstat.

Unique culture and history, delicious food and wine and plenty of adventures are awaiting travelers in Azerbaijan.  

The capital Baku is on the Caspian Sea, but also home to oil drilling derricks and futuristic skyscrapers. The Caucasus Mountains are as earthy as you can get, peppered with traditional elevated villages such as Lahic, where subsistence farming and traditional art forms still alive. And then there is fire. Everywhere. From the permanently alight natural gas ‘flaming mountain’ of Yanardag to fire worshippers’ temple Ateshgah, both on the Absheron Peninsula. And as for air, just head to the omnipresent mountains, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter.

But beyond its nature, which is key reason for the tourism, the people of Azerbaijan are wonderfully welcoming and hospitable.

Neighboring Russians choose Azerbaijan as their travel destination for many reasons. First of all the Land of Fire does not require visa for Russian tourists to enjoy the country.

Azerbaijan is also a perfect destination for Russian tourists, because of its people’s very friendly attitude towards Russia. Here Russian-speaking tourists have no problem with communication, as Azerbaijanis speak Russian well enough to help with any difficulties.


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