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Cheap flights from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, being an isolated country up north of Asia, is often skipped over for its more famous neighbours. Those going here, however, will find plenty of underrated attractions, from seaside towns to historic sites. Tourists out for the unusual can head here, explore Baku, the capital, and then venture to the provinces where one can find more facets of Azerbaijan's identity.

Known for supplying a large part of the world's oil reserves, Azerbaijan's oil companies are booming due to investments from different nations in Europe and other Western countries. This progress is not visible for the majority of the people, however, as the country is still having problems with its local economy and in meeting the general needs of its populace.

Where to go

Baku, the city of contradictions, can charm tourists with its distinctive qualities. Cars from luxury brands to past illuminated stone mansions, skyscrapers, and old Soviet apartment blocks can be found here. Exclusive boutiques are also located here, which makes the city delightful for shoppers. The most fascinating sights, however, can be found in the Old City, which is hemmed in by a finely crafted crenellated arc of fortress wall. Those going around here can check out the Maiden's Tower, a 29-metre stone edifice, which is alluded to by various fairy tales. Specialists, however, put the tower's potential for military prowess forward, given its thick walls and unusual projecting buttress.

From here, tourists can move to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-declared republic by native Armenians. Those visiting here, however, will find plenty of landmarks, such as the Museum of Fallen Soldiers that serves as tribute for those who lost their lives defending their people's right to self-determination. The Artsakh State Museum can also be found here, where one can look around at the artefacts and displays on the Karabakh War.

Turkey, the neighbouring country of Azerbaijan, makes a pleasant destination. Ankara, the capital, may not be as vibrant as Istanbul, but has its range of attractions such as the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. One will find here various artefacts from every important archaeological site in Anatolia, from reliefs and statues to various hall exhibits from different historic periods of Turkey. There is also the Anit Kabir, the monumental mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. His tomb is part of a fascinating complex, consisting of museums and a ceremonial courtyard. The Citadel, an imposing hisar and a major landmark in Turkey, makes an interesting place to explore. Its thick walls and winding streets go way back to 9th-century CE. Those going here, now will still see panoramic city views.

A holiday in Beirut, a place with a fascinating native culture interspersed with tinges of Western qualities, can be an enjoyable and enlightening experience. One can go here to visit the National Museum of Beirut, one of the foremost cultural institutions in the city. It has a magnificent collection of archaeological artefacts that offer a great overview of Lebanon's history and the civilisations that made their home here. From here, tourists can check out the Place des Martyrs, where some of the largest public demonstrations in the country occurred. It was where the people commemorated the first month of the murder of Hariri, which brought a million Lebanese to the streets and made the Syrian army leave the country.

How to get out

Tourists venturing to this part of Asia can visit through Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Airlines serving here include Aeroflot, Air Astana, airBaltic, Ariana Afghan Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Dniproavia, Etihad Airways, flydubai, IrAero, Iran Air, Lufthansa, NordStar, Qatar Airways, S7 Airlines, SCAT, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Utair Aviation, Ural Airlines, and Uzbekistan Airways.

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