Mud & Rocks of Qobustan

This morning we were leaving Baku, heading South for Qobustan.

At a service station we changed into a smaller van and made our way out into the desert, following some dirt roads – the destination being the Qobustann Mud Volcanoes.

The volcanoes are part of the Gobustan National Park and its museum was the next stop here. Focus of the museum – next to the geological details – is on the prehistoric carvings/ petroglyphs found in one area of the park. Of course that area – the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape was on our agenda next.

During a walk we were able, to see the carvings, but also to get a feeling of the environment around us – plus some good views towards Baku and the ocean. There was also an opportunity for a quick lunch here.