"Oil fields & Zoroastrian Temple" Suraxani by josephescu

Suraxani Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 22 photos

Azerbaijan = The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan derives his name from the Persian word “Azar” (fire), given to these territories because of Zoroastrian temples scattered all around, with their fires fuelled by plentiful supplies of oil and gas. Azerbaijan means in Persian “the Land of Fire”.

It is said Marco Polo mentioned this Fire Temple in his journey notes.

Another reason to go to Suraxani is seeing the oilfields who support this country.

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  • In a nutshell:ancient fire and modern ones
  • Last visit to Suraxani: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 8:33 PM

    Okay, so we could wish for an easily arranged trip across the caspian and it would happen?


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