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Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Watch mud bubbling out of the earth at Mud Volcanoes, strange geological formations bursting warm liquid set against a backdrop of mountains in Gobustan National Park. Fizzy, snorting bubbles and an occasional sound of snoring make a mesmerizing spectacle. The gurgling mud coming out at 1.2 m (4 ft) high spurts like mini volcanoes but is not hot; you can touch it or bring it home for skin treatment. The landscape here features cracked mud and several piles of hardened mud spewing muddy water. It can be difficult to find, as there are no signs marking the volcanoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mud Volcanoes and many more Qobustan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Qobustan trip builder.
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  • In fact, this is one big mud volcano. With a bunch of little vulkančikov within the crater. Mud gurgles and it's cold. Way to go not really, but you can drive and passenger cars. Go see obligatory.
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  • Initially rode in the Gobustan Museum under the open sky watch rock carvings, and optional on the volcanoes. But one us driver (Azat, a very colourful local resident who enthusiastically told us known history and answered our questions), proposed the first go to volcanoes and Lake, and then watch the drawings. Spectacle, seen us on arrival at the volcanoes, really everyone. The dried up mud really looks like the surface of some distant planet. NASA geologists who studied the nature of Mars, said that Azerbaijan's mud volcanoes are very similar in structure to the hills of the "red planet". So were sensations ... as on Mars visited) in preparation for the trip, we read that Azerbaijan ranked first in the world by number of active volcanoes. However, those that erupt lava and ash, and that spew dirt. It has about 800 mud volcanoes and over 300 of them stationed in Azerbaijan. Also, we read that it is undesirable to climb on craters to photograph them and consider. No one knows how thick the walls of dried dirt and does not fail whether volcano under your weight. There are cases where people failed. But passion all consider, touch, it is stronger than fear). Received on volcanoes mass emotions and impressions, so strong that already wall painting made not of particular interest. And if interested, stop, taxi to volcanoes, wall painting and back cost us 35 manat.
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  • We loved the mud volcanoes as we enjoy seeing natural phenomena in action. It's best to combine this area with Gobuston rock art and do the 2 places together. There are no facilities here and 30 minut...  read more »
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