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The oil fields are like nothing I’ve seen before.
The oil horses are very fascinating to watch - we searched on the internet how they actually work which is worth doing.
The whole thing was very interesting. We loved seeing random oil spills in fields...More
We visit the oil field on the way to some other attractions, and it was worth a stop. You can smell the place long before you arrive but it is still worth watching the nodding oil donkeys. If you are a James Bond fan you...More
We cycled all the way to the boom town. We were amazed by the size of the oil field and the "music" of the oil wells.
Then we had an incident with a guard. He insisted to delete all photos and he called for a...More
This is not quite a tourist attraction, but it deserves to be seen as there aren't many such locations in world so easy to access.
First of all, do NOT rely on maps, even on this one on TA.
They're wrong. To reach this site...More
Full of old onshore Oil wells and pumping kit many of which are clearly badly maintained and leaking. Large areas of polluted land and the smell of oil in the air. Not a great tourist area full of run down little shops selling anything and...More
When you reach Baku you are delighted to see a beautiful, clean historic city. You see skyscrapers and oil baron mansions.
But how were all these financed. Oil was a common product in Azerbaijan and by 2012 Azerbaijan was supplying nearly half the oil of...More
I wanted to visit here but I didn't find it. I asked from many locals about the place and they said they don't know about the name Boom Town. Then I showed them pics and every one was just guessing the location. BUT FOR SURE...More
This place is like no other I have seen – or want to see again probably. Like a set from Mad Max. So you can get your bearings Boom Town is also called Oil City. It’s basically oil fields planted in close surroundings of the...More