Azerbaijan Tourism revolves around the large profusion of cultural and natural attractions. Travelers get amazed by the abundance of tourist attractions in Azerbaijan from intriguing history to traditional culture to ancient art to pulsating outdoors. Top tourist attractions in Azerbaijan include sightseeing tours, outdoor recreational activities, significant monuments, cultural activities, traditional cuisines and wine. Tourism in the country was badly affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh War that took place during the 1990s, but after 2000s it began to recover and since the number of tourist visits from Europe and rest of the World is increasing tremendously.
In recent times, Azerbaijan has become an important destination for health care, spa and religious tourism. A fine combination of Eastern and Western fundamentals is depicted in the architecture of Azerbaijan. The historical tours in the country take visitors to the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower nestled in the capital city of Baku. Besides this, there are numerous historical monuments such as Momine Khatun Mausoleum, Ateshgah of Baku, Lok-Batan Mud Volcano and Hirkan National Park that are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list. Top places to visit in Azerbaijan include Baku, Yevlax, Xacmas, Astara, Mingacevir and Ali Bayramli.