Gobustan National Park
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape Reserve
Gobustan state historical and art reserve is one of the Worlds unique places. Located near the modern city Baku, Gobustan will take you far away from Modern World, just in an hour drive from the capital city you will find yourself in different time and space.
The National Park of Gobustan is famous for the ancient carvings, cave paintings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones. Just imagine 537 ha of prehistoric lifestyle, this trip is really mesmerizing. In 2007 Gobustan was even included on UNESCO world heritage list, so Gobustan is the must see place, for sure.
Rocky and tony hills of the Gobustan area reflect the whole history of this region from the Stone Age to the middle Ages. About 6000 rock carvings, paintings and petroglyphs represent 40 000 years of rock art and prehistoric life.
Can you imagine?
You can see paintings of the people who lived 20 000 years before you, explore their life style, imagination, interests and even appearance. Most of the rock carvings, cave paintings and petroglyphs depict everyday life of ancient people-their rituals, hunting scenes, flora, fauna, warriors, boats and even astrology.
Aside from rock painting Gobustan will amaze you with mud volcanoes, this mud is supposed to have medical qualities. We have mentioned dance scenes in the rock painting, but how it could be without a music? Maybe Gaval Dash is the answer! Gaval Dash is musical stone found only in Gobustan, when you touch it with small stone, music sound comes from it.