Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Baku

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A national historical landmark and a World Heritage Site, Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape 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 Rock Art Cultural Landscape on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Baku trip app .
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  • I highly recommend a visit to this place, where you can feel the atmosphere of ancient times. Prehistoric drawings on the rocks visible, wonderful places to shoot.
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  • Baku is a city where the modern interacts with history. However, in Baku, it doesn't go beyond the 8th century AD or so. In Gobustan, it's Baku interacting with the ancient. Situated in a scenic mount...  more »
  • The place is full of history. It was quite cold but we were so engrossed in the history of the place, that didn't feel any. Perfect photo stops.  more »
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  • Nice museum at the entrance with multiple interactive display. Beautiful site, well organized, with many petroglyphs.
  • Subject for highly-educated antropologists to spend a week or so...
  • Amazing ancient cave drawings.....
  • It's really worthy to visit this site. As you will see on the map in the museum, there are not many places like this one around the world. The museum from its exterior doesn't looks like many things can be seen inside, but you will be surprised once you enter it.
  • Nice Place to visit. Only 45 min drive from Baku City Center

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