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Address: Baku, Azerbaijan
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Pretty amazing place. Like wathcing a movie. But the country is in a confict and I suppose resource areas are a target. We were posing and taking pictures with a friend when a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty amazing place. Like wathcing a movie. But the country is in a confict and I suppose resource areas are a target. We were posing and taking pictures with a friend when a security guy asked us to delete the photos. I did but then he asked us to wait for a patrol car to check us out.Took more than... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a really run down area with lots of rusting structures, it's unkempt, untidy and a blot on the landscape and probably most unhealthy fir people living on the fringes. BUT it's the heritage of the Azerbaijani oil industry and a unique site to visit. The rusting derrocks, the 'nodding donkeys', some defunct, some working and some barely moving... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Boom Town is an industrial area where I do not like to be more. Pollution is bothering and you can feel smell of oil there.

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Thank Mehdi_Farrokh
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Avoid Baku. It is an expensive and dirty city run by corrupted regime of Dictator Aliyev. Police is brutal and follow you everywhere.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Driving past this on the bus it is really amazing to see all the wells ghostly moving up and down. I don't know if there is any formal way to visit this place but I'm sure you could just get off the bus and take pictures. If you have your own car its probably the best option.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Amazing experience, must see, If you have a little bit time, to drive around Baku. Install good gps navigation, you will be surprised how is this industry, oil industry working. Oil and mud everywhere, be aware of rainy days, or bring a solid boots.

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Thank izret
Moscow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

They are still working!!!! Small but unfailing. Slowly they pump the oil. But most amazing that some of them are almost in the center of the city!

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you are interested in oil, it will be fun! It is interesting to see all of the pumps working :) It's not your typical tourist trip, but it is really interesting :)

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Baku was one of the first places in the world, where crude oil was found and exploited in vast quantities. The location is out of town, about 1 hr drive.

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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Azerbaijan is a small country with very rich sources of oil and natural gas. If you are curious to see the power beyond Azerbaijan, you might consider to visit here.

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