Qobustan / Kobustan

Qobustan is a settlement and municipality in Baku and is best known for being the home to the famous rock petroglyphs and mud volcanoes.

The area has been settled since the 8th millennium BC. It is known for hosting thousands of rock engravings spread over 100 square km depicting hunting scenes, people, ships, constellations and animals. Its oldest petroglyphs date from the 12th century BC. In 2007, UNESCO included the ‘Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape’ in the World Heritage list. The Gobustan State Reserve was featured during the Thirty-third Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

Places of interest

Ancient landmarks
> Gobustan State Reserve

Natural phenomena
> Gobustan Mud Volcanoes

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