Gobustan, Mud Volcano, Burning Mountain and Fire Temple Tour

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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art

Gobustan occupies the south-eastern spur of the Great Caucasian Range and situated 60 km south of Baku. It is a monticulate semi-desert area dissected by numerous gullies and ravines and Gobustan, in translation, means "ravine land". Caves and rock outcroppings surround the region. Settled since the Stone Age the area is one of the major and most ancient museums of rock engravings (petrogliphs) in the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mud Volcanoes

In addition, around Gobustan National Park along the coast of the Caspian Sea are located mud volcanoes-oozing, gurgling mounds of once-subterranean sludge and methane Unlike lava-spewing igneous volcanoes or the whiffy bubbling mud of Rotorua, the contents of Gobustan’s mud domes are cold.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple

Fire Temple of Baku(Ateshgah) is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town. The "Ateshgah" was a pilgrimage and philosophical centre of Zoroastrians from Northwestern Indian Subcontinent, who were involved in trade with the Caspian area via the famous "Grand Trunk Road". The temple was last restored in 1975. Today low, dark cells for monks and pilgrims in the Ateshgah Temple is an interesting museum, intended to introduce the rudiments of Zoroastrianism to the uninitiated.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Yanar Dag

Burning Land is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku. Flames jet into the air 3 metres (9.8 ft) from a thin, porous sandstone layer. Yanar Dag(Burning Land) flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950s.

Duration: 30 minutes
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