A national historical landmark and a World Heritage Site, Gobustan State Reserve preserves ancient stone relics, rock carvings, and mud volcanoes. Located on the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge, the reserve shelters more than 6,000 engraved images of prehistoric lifestyles, hunting, and animal and plant life, dating back between 5,000 and 40,000 years. Observe surrounding natural wonders where wild roses, figs, pears, and junipers grow among heaps of rocks and stones. Besides examining petroglyphs, you can also visit Gaval Dash--a large flat stone that produces a tambourine-like sound when struck. Put Gobustan State Reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gobustan trip app.
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Gobustan State Reserve Reviews
Interesting ancient rock carvings can be found here. Loved the landscape in this world heritage site. A must visit when in the country. more »
At nearly 64 kms South of Baku stands an Unesco appointed, in 2007, "World Heritage Site" - the "Gobustan Rock Art", an archeological park. The area was discovered between 1939 and 1940 by a local... more »
Spectacular (if you have an interest in such things). Cave drawings, weird/cool cliffs, perfectly camouflaged little lizards bouncing around . The museum has an excellent video that puts it all together chronicling the lives and deaths of the inhabitants. It's close to Baku and definitely worth the trip.
Keep your eyes open for the petroglyphs on the way. There're no signs.
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