Gobustan State Reserve, Gobustan

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A national historical landmark and a World Heritage Site, Gobustan State Reserve preserves ancient stone relics, rock carvings, and mud volcanoes. Located on the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge, 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. Observe surrounding natural wonders where wild roses, figs, pears, and junipers grow among heaps of rocks and stones. Besides examining petroglyphs, you can also visit Gaval Dash--a large flat stone that produces a tambourine-like sound when struck. Put Gobustan State Reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gobustan trip app.
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  • About 5 or 6 sites with original rock art a 15min walk from the museum. The art is pretty faded and it takes some time to distinguish them from the erosion lines. The museum is more catered towards...  more »
  • We visited here as part of a tour. We went to the museum first - our tour guide showed us the main highlights of the exhibits - there are quite a few so you could spend a while here if you wanted and....  more »
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