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Gobustan Rock Art

60 km south of Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Baku
Type: Historic Sites
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a UNESCO listed site about 40kms south of Baku. A must for those interested in pre-history (though it seems the mud "volcanoes" a few kms further south attract more tourists!). There are over 5000 rock drawings/carvings dating from around 10,000 BCE, some of the oldest in the world. They are found amongst the rocks and cliffs of a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Excellent place to discover some stunning ancient rock art, also very close to Baku. There is wildlife to spot here too. Although wild animal populations in Gobustan National Park have declined significantly over the centuries, wildlife buffs may still spot wild cats, jackals, hares and a variety of reptiles and amphibian

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

for great views and pictures. However, the mud volcanoes are even better and really close. Definitely worth seeing both.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The newly done museum gave a good overview of the peoples and their culture and art that was int he area, as well as some about the flora and fauna of the periods of settlement. I found interesting the attribution of the dance images in the rock art, as well as the speculation of the marimba-like rock for making music,... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The petroglyphs are pretty impressive and there are many of them. Just take a guided tour so you wouldn't have to stand in front of the stones for ages not to miss the important ones. They also have guided tours in English so you should be fine. A newly-built interactive museum is on the site which is also a pleasure... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

1. Take bus no. 120 from 28May square...45 mins ride 2. Change to bus no. 195...ask driver at bus 120 to stop at the right stop...60 mins ride 3. You will be run down buy local taxi drivers at Gobustan stop...dont pay more than 30 Manat for trip to mud volcanos + Gobustan rock art (2 manat ticket price). Same... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Its in the middle of nowhere like most of the sights in Azerbaijan. Fortunately we could find it by the help of our GPS. It worth a visit for sure. Even as an individual tourist you can ask for a guide when there.

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Eger, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

You can go by taxi or rental car. We rented a car. In Gobustan there is a Museum where you can read a lot of information about the Rock Art. You can buy the tickets there which is valid for the outside rock drawings as well. Rock drawings are incredible. You can move only on a designated route. Don't leave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Gobustan National Park officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a hill and mountain site occupying the southeast end of the Big Caucasian Ridge in Azerbaijan, mainly in the basin of Jeyrankechmaz River, between the rivers Pirsagat and Sumgait. It is located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the centre of Baku on... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Gobustan museum is a world-renowned UNESCO site with over 6000 pictographs and carvings in the rocks, dating back 10,000 years. Very interesting display, with knowledgeable guides who speak English and great scenery too. Its about a 45 minute drive from Baku, which is also an interesting tour. But there is no place to get food or drinks there, so... More

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