Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan

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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. Mud Volcanoes is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Qobustan Edition.
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  • Once you can see it roll. Interesting and cool more than once there, of course, doing nothing.
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  • The smaller and larger "volcanoes" (up to 6 m high) bubble and simmer. A fascinating spectacle in a lunar landscape. The route from Baku is necessarily worth since joining the volcanoes with rock paintings.
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  • Been here with a five-year child-we loved it! An interesting natural phenomenon, this little world. There are many volcanoes, they are small-diameter from 10 cm to 1.5 meters, and height from 10 cm to 2 meters. Volcanoes erupt through the allocation of gas cold dirt that can be touched without harm. The child lots of interested in this phenomenon-chasing from one to another, requested show it. Windy there do not stand on the windward side during the eruption! Cool place, I recommend!
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  • Mud volcanoes look like Moon or Mars on the Earth. It is so charming and unbelievable. The mud is cold and you have to be careful not to get into mud. I have a personal experience with that, it is so hard to get the mud from your clothes.
  • Okay but not worth the hassle and the dirt road to reach
  • A must visit, nature's wonder, you feel like in a movie
  • Nice place to visit if you enjoy geology or natural phenomena. You can fully immerse yourself in a mud bath for its supposed healing properties. I strongly recommend being a good driver, in a sturdy SUV and never after rain.
  • You have to take a separate guide and a car from Gobustan museum which is generally 15 to 20 Azerbaijan mannat. The driver takes you to a remote place where the mud volcanoes are there. He will also ignite and show the gas coming from below.. The drivers are very friendly.. a good trip
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