Buring for 4,000 years, the fire in Azerbaijan has not stopped

The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan has been burning for 4,000 years and there has been no sign of extinction despite experiencing any harsh weather.

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The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
If you think that hellfire is only available in Journey to the West, it seems you are wrong. In Azerbaijan, the mountain called Yanar Dag is surrounded by a wall of fire never off, regardless of the weather no matter how rain, wind, snowstorm. Photo: Baldhiker.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan
According to the indigenous people, this fire has been burning for 4,000 years. The cause of this strange phenomenon is the abundant natural gas reserves underground that leak onto the surface. Photo: CNN.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
The firewall surrounding the Yanar Dag is one of the spontaneous fires that scared tourists when they arrived in Azerbaijan for millennia. That's why this country is called the "Land of Fire". Photos: Rimiyollow, iseewonderfulthings.


The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
The Venice explorer Marco Polo wrote about mysterious phenomena when he passed through the country in the 13th century. Other merchants on the Silk Road also spread the news about the fire as they traveled to other lands. Photo: CNN.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
Such fires were very popular in Azerbaijan, but because they led to the reduction of underground gas pressure, hindering commercial exploitation, most were extinguished. The Yanar Dag is one of the few remaining examples and probably the most impressive fire. Photo: Frans_photos.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
For a time, these eternal fires played an important role in ancient Zoroastrian religion. For the people of this place, fire is a link between the people and the supernatural world, as well as the means to gain insight and spiritual wisdom. Photo: Doc.mar0010, tourguide_az.
The fire surrounding Yanar Dag Mount in Azerbaijan.
Today, most tourists come to the Yanar Dag for the purpose of admiring this "4,000 years hellfire". The most remarkable experience here is that on the winter nights when the snow falls, snowflakes often break through the air and never touch the ground due to the heat of the fire. Photo: Hozpitalityplus.

Buring for 4,000 years, the fire in Azerbaijan has not stopped Buring for 4,000 years, the fire in Azerbaijan has not stopped Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on August 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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