The museum of petroglyphs – the so-called Gobustan – is a mountain town in the south-east of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, located 60 km from Baku. It was here that the ancient sites of primitive people were found, who left behind a lot of rock paintings – petroglyphs.
These primitive monuments of art reflect the culture, economy, worldview, customs, and traditions of ancient people. Once the sea was splashing right at the foot of these mountains, but then it retreated, leaving distinctive relief marks on the polished boiling rocks.
After accidentally, in the 30s of the XX century, unusual patterns were found on the rocks, their “openly” already more than 6 thousand (on 1000 rocks). Also found ancient primitive dwellings – caves and parking, more than 100 thousand items of material culture. Gobustan petroglyphs belong to different eras. They are made in the period from X – XVIII thousand BC. until the middle ages of our era. Since 1966, the territory of Gobustan declared a reserve.
Today it is a real open-air museum. Every year, this stone art gallery is visited by thousands of people from around the world.
By the number of mud volcanoes, Azerbaijan ranks first in the world. There are 350 of them (there are about 800 in the world).
About 70 kilometers from the capital, in the countryside of the town of Gobustan, on the Caspian Sea coast, visitors come the volcanoes and enjoy the heat of summer by bathing in the natural mud pools of craters.
Since mud volcanoes are located very far from the main roads, they are not known by many people. These natural mud pools, which are not operated by any institution, are used free of charge by nature lovers who know the road.
To reach the mud volcanoes in Gobustan, it is necessary to walk for about 15-20 minutes after the last point that can be reached by car. After passing through the sandy terrain covered with mud lava, the hills enter the volcanoes which are 50-100 meters apart. After an arduous journey under the sun, tourists climb to small volcanoes and leave themselves in a mud-filled crater pool.
Somewhere 200 meters towards the sea there is a lonely volcano bigger (the coolest) next to it is a lake with dirty gray water, also therapeutic.
The depth of this large volcano is 3000 meters; the diameter of the crater is three meters. Here are the largest bubbles.
There is a widespread belief that the mud here is good for skin diseases and the immune system and beautifies the skin. Tourists are still active and periodically spraying mud in the crater covering their bodies with gray mud to the enormous fun. If you want to get dirty with volcanic mud (cold mud), then do it better in a large volcano, then go down to the lake and wash yourself. Enjoy the mud bath then enjoy the sea watching. Tourists washing their bodies of mud in the nearby Caspian Sea, swim for a while, sunbathing, and then return.
“THIS PLEASURE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE”
The history of the volcanoes dates back to Christ. This is a great place not only for treatment but also for fun.
This tour will definitely wake up your appetite for one of the most breathtaking places in the world.
Tour Highlights: Gobustan Museum & Rock Mountains, Mud Vulcanoes, Bibiheybat Mosque, Fire Temple,Fire Mountain,Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center for the photos from outside Gobustan Museum Excursion to the National Historical and Artistic Reserve Gobustan, you will see the old oil fields […]
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