Ancient carvings and mud volcanoes
An alien-like landscape with mud volcanos and prehistoric petroglyphs is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Azerbaijan. The Gobustan National Park, located 70-kilometres from Baku is known for its perfectly preserved rock paintings and carvings – petroglyphs dating back over 15,000 years. The reserve has more than 6,000 rock carvings depicting primitive people, animals, battle-pieces and ritual dances.
Gobustan’s second most famous attraction are the mud volcanos. It’s estimated that 300 of the planet’s estimated 700 mud volcanoes are located in Gobustan.
We reccomend that you start the expedition to Gobustan in the interactive museum, where you will get special insight into the geography, nature and history of the region. There’s plenty of tour providers that will take you to Gobustan and make your trip much more interesting and exciting.
|Wow factor||Learn more about Gobustan’s prehistoric petroglyphs and find impressive mud volcanoes.|
|Incentive type||Active experience|