Gobustan State Reserve, Gobustan

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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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  • Really enjoyed the museum and walking around the rocks viewing petroglyphs. Luckily we had a great guide who was able to point out some of the more obscure ones, 
    Really enjoyed the museum and walking around the rocks viewing petroglyphs. Luckily we had a great guide who was able to point out some of the more obscure ones,  more »
  • Terrific little museum and then after a short drive (or 25min walk) the excellent site with easily walkable trails with explanatory boards/ An easy drive an hour south of Baku. No guide needed but.....  more
    Terrific little museum and then after a short drive (or 25min walk) the excellent site with easily walkable trails with explanatory boards/ An easy drive an hour south of Baku. No guide needed but.....  more »
  • What a fascinating spot. The various petroglyphs are well displayed with information boards. There are many to see and this is a good visit 
    What a fascinating spot. The various petroglyphs are well displayed with information boards. There are many to see and this is a good visit  more »
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  • Excellent place for people interested in ancient history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice. Overall, I would recommend going there. Just make sure to hire a guide, without one you will miss 80% of the information about the place.
  • Visited Last week. Extremely hot. Reminds me Dubai. Just few rocks. Someone interested in history can visit. If u have limited time, avoid this.
  • Beautiful place, Bring your cap and water, and get ready to walk in the open. Don’t go into caves be careful as snakes are present in the area. Other than that it is well preserved and joy-able to see.
  • A very interesting place, still wild with almost no infrastructure and no turists - which is great! The best (and almost the only) way is to drive to the village and switch to a "local car" with local driver. He would know which way to take to get to the volcanos.
  • It is a great experience highlighting the rich and beautiful history of Baku. However I highly recommend you go with a tour guide who knows their history as they can make a very big difference in the experience.

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