Gobustan National Park embraces 3 table mountains (mesas): Mt. Kiçikdaş, Mt. Böyükdaş, and Mt. Jingirdağ.
A home to major grotto - a 16 500 years old ancient human habitat - Mt. Kiçikdaş features a collection of uniquely styled rock art, fascinating geology, easy hike to the flat-top plateau, and unforgettable panoramas.
This module naturally includes ancient station/habitat and the pagan altar located at the lower terrace nearby, and they work together as a smart plan for an enjoyable full-day getaway.
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Gobustan is a home to several mud volcano sites that feature some hundreds active craters. Some of them even burn due to a natural gas!
Majority of mud volcanoes are only a few meters high, but our active volcano Kaniza is 373 meters high.
The hike up is pleasant and full of possibilities to learn more about local fauna, geology, and even past Soviet military presence. Crater is a 300-meters-wide natural panoramic terrace featuring stunning views!
Terraces of Mt. Böyükdaş feature millennia-old monuments – petroglyphs, sacred sites, ancient human stations/habitats, and, of course, breathtaking views.
Old Soviet limestone quarry on the East side of Böyükdaş and a tunnel through the mountain are monuments of the Stalinist regime that exploited prisoners from the nearby penitentiary. Will we ever know how big a legacy was cut and sold as stone bricks?
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Jingirdag is one of the three mesa mountains of the preserve. It is located in the most remote, quite, and wild area of Gobustan. Due to large number of petroglyphs, local people named a small hill right next to the Jingirdag mountain - Yazili Tepe - Mural Hill.
For Spring and early Summer this is our best hiking location and also the best place for rock art hunting – be the first to find it!