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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“oil industry” (3 reviews)
“oil wells” (2 reviews)
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Athina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank HINAWASEEM
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Interesting old fashioned oil field with the nodding donkeys or pecking birds. Quite interesting though intrinsically ugly of course.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Tero H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

1  Thank PaulNZ
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I am from the Gulf and even in Bahrain nor Abudhabi have seen so many oil wells in this region. there are oil wells even in the peoples park, stadium car park and many other public places.

Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Pretty amazing place. Like wathcing a movie. But the country is in a confict and I suppose resource areas are a target. We were posing and taking pictures with a friend when a security guy asked us to delete the photos. I did but then...More

Thank Dimitris H
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a really run down area with lots of rusting structures, it's unkempt, untidy and a blot on the landscape and probably most unhealthy fir people living on the fringes. BUT it's the heritage of the Azerbaijani oil industry and a unique site to...More

1  Thank Nigel H
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