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Astara, Azerbaijan

The Yanar Bulag Fire Spring

Spring that emits water and fire at the same time is said to have remedial properties, and sparked its own religion.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan

Home to nearly a third of the world's mud volcanoes, Azerbaijan is home to a messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive landscape.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Musical Stone of Gobustan

Resonant stone, that has been played since prehistoric times.
Qirmizi Qasaba, Azerbaijan

Krasnaya Sloboda (Qırmızı QƏsƏbƏ)

What might be the largest completely Jewish town in the world outside of Israel now faces dwindling numbers and empty streets.
Skhtorashen, Azerbaijan

Tnjri

Local legend says that whoever burns down this 2,000 year old tree will only have seven days to live.
Şuşa, Azerbaijan

Hunot Gorge

A scenic canyon with thick forests and historic ruins.
Tatev, Armenia

Gavazan Column at Tatev Monastery

Centuries before the modern seismograph, Armenian monks measured quakes with this tilting pillar.
Tatev, Armenia

Wings of Tatev

The world's longest nonstop reversible cable car soars through spectacular scenery to the medieval Tatev Monastery.
Khndzoresk, Armenia

Old Khndzoresk Cave Village

Right up until the 20th century this network of man-made caves was the biggest village in Eastern Armenia.
Sisian, Armenia

Zorats Karer

Called the "Armenian Stonehenge," this ring of menhirs pierced with holes may be a prehistoric astronomical observatory.
Şəki, Azerbaijan

Palace of the Shaki Khans

Foreign invaders almost left this lovely Caucasus palace alone. Almost.
Areni, Armenia

Areni-1 Cave Complex

This series of Armenian caves held the oldest brain, shoe, and winery in the world.
Yeghegnadzor, Armenia

Noravank Monastery

Nestled in a peaceful valley, this Armenian monastery may have been saved from Mongols thanks to the eyes of God.
Ganja, Azerbaijan

Bottle House of Ganja

A quirky house created entirely out of glass bottles combines a collector's spirit with an artist's flair.
Lusarat, Armenia

Khor Virap Monastery

The most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint in a pit for 13 years.
Goght, Armenia

Geghard Monastery

This Armenian monastery was carved out of cliffs and named after the spear used to stab Jesus.
Garni, Armenia

Garni Gorge

A geological oddity topped with a 2,000-year-old pagan temple.
Yerevan, Armenia

Sergei Parajanov Museum

Despite producing just a handful of movies, a brave and lyrical filmmaker has an entire museum dedicated to him.
Aghdzk, Armenia

Crystals of Refrain

Atop a small Armenian hilltop adorned with many stones, forms, and carvings are stones telling a whimsical tale of the fictional Kcymaerxthaere.
Byurakan, Armenia

Byurakan Observatory

Armenia's premier center of astrophysical research was established during the Soviet era.
Byurakan, Armenia

Armenian Alphabet Monument

Giant stone letters dedicated to the founder of Armenia's alphabet.
Sevan, Armenia

Sevanavank

This ancient monastery complex was transformed from an island to a peninsula when the lake was partially drained.
Dilijan, Armenia

Khanjian Villa

The luxurious circular mansion built for a Communist leader now lies abandoned.
Georgia

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

A gleaming white and undulating tower marks the border between Georgia and Turkey.