Gobustan State Reserve, Gobustan

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Must see · World heritage site · Natural History Museum · Specialty Museum
A national historical landmark and a World Heritage Site, Gobustan State Reserve is home to ancient stone relics, rock carvings, and mud volcanoes. Located 60km south of Baku, 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. Besides examining the petroglyphs, you can also visit the fantastic onsite museum and learn all about the ancient history of the region. Put Gobustan State Reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gobustan trip app.
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  • A very interesting archaeological site where you can see real drawings of the Stone Age, which are more than many thousands of years old. But start your visit with the museum! The museum impressed...  more »
  • Great landscape, interesting history and nice tour. Don’t miss out if you are in Baku. It was a day trip tour.  more »
  • Wow, what a place! This was probably the highlight of our self-drive tour round Azerbaijan. Having managed to avoid the suicidals trying to cross the dual carriageway by dodging cars speeding at...  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.
  • Amazing place with so strong energy. There is a small museum where you can see art pictures which is not able to see on rocks and some history about Gobustan. Then you can walk between rocks and observe rock pictures from very ancient times. From pics area not so far you can drive to Mud volcanos. There are around 800 of them on the Earth and almost half of them in Azerbaijan.
  • Nice place to visit and to know first humans how lived. It was around 90mins away from Baku, they had 3 main caves you could see drawing of first humans, one was very big covered by huge rocks, you could go inside and walk, but other two they were smaller you have to see from out side. Place facilities were good, there were many ares you were not allowed to go and you see many signs all over the place. I really recommend to visit this place with tour guide or read about it before you visit, otherwise it is not going to be something interesting for you
  • Wonder of the world. Different place in this area Full of mysterious caves jiant rocks. You will love it to see Nd heard the stories about native people their culture, events hunting, Its hard rocks so follow instructions and safety precautions Limited parking no handicap access always watch your head and steps. Donr foeget to visit musium which few kilometer away

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