Gobustan National Park
Gobustan National Park also officially titled the Gobustan Rock Art Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is an easy day trip from Baku being about 40 miles southwest of the city. This natural wonder is made up of boulder and stone formations forming many caves and canopies that were once occupied by prehistoric man.
Visitors to Gobustan can stay at the conveniently located Park Inn by Radisson Baku
which has 248 modern rooms with panoramic views of the Caspian Sea, Park Bulvar and the old town.
Gobustan Park Rock Engravings
Gobustan National Park has many culturally significant rock drawings, prehistoric caves and burial grounds for visitors to explore. There is also a museum which explains the significance of the site.
There are more than 6,000 rock engravings to explore in the area dating back 40,000 years. There are also noticeable remains from inhabited caves that date from the era just after the end of the last ice age. Marvel at the remains of a thriving civilization that has left its mark on the living rock.
For sightseers interested in more up to date monuments there is a nearby oil field that featured in a James Bond film.
Explore Gobustan National Park from a Baku City Hotel
The Gobustan National Park is best reached by taxi. With a stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Baku a taxi can soon pick up intrepid day trippers looking to bring the past to life. Other cultural destinations such as the Maiden Tower
are a short walk from this central Baku Hotel.