Introducing Artyom Island & Abşeron National Park
If you’re looking for a nightmare vision of leaky small-scale oil detritus and rusting old boats set against the contrasting opal brilliance of the Caspian, a classic vantage point is the north tip of Artyom Island. But it’s an awfully long way to go for relatively little. Marshrutka 50 from Ulduz metro (AZN1, 80 minutes) terminates in depressing Pirallahı town, from which the nastiest area is 2km north. Police might question your motives for coming here.
The highly unexciting Abşeron National Park consists of a few ragged sand dunes and islands down a potholed lane at the Abşeron’s windswept south tip. Don’t bother.
Last updated: Oct 3, 2008
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