The Mud Volcanoes in Gobustan National Park


It is estimated that over 300 of the 700 mud volcanoes in the world are found in Azerbaijan. Most of them are found within the Gobustan National Park. The Gobustan National Park is a destination for trekkers and ordinary tourists who happily wallow in the mud, in the belief (or hope) of their healing properties.

The mud volcanoes can be high from a few centimeters to several meters. There is no volcanic activity, but this does not mean that there is no need to pay attention.

The Gobustan National Park Gobustan is protected by UNESCO, as well as for its natural value. The park is also admired by historians because of over 600,000 representations of primitive men, animals, battles, dances, rituals, boats, caravans of camels, and astronomical subjects, mostly dating back between 5,000 and 20,000 years ago.


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