GOBUSTAN NATIONAL PARK
UNESCO-listed Gobustan, to the southwest of Baku, has more than 6000 rock carvings and paintings with the older ones dating back almost 40,000 years to the days of hunter-gathers. A museum details the origins and historical significance of the petroglyphs along with displaying human bones and tools that date back millennia.
Apart from the archaeological sites, there’s also an intriguing natural wonder called Gaval Dash, which is a large rock that when tapped sounds like a tambourine. A combination of the climate plus oil and gas over thousands of years cause this strange phenomenon. You can head over to the Mud Volcanoes from Gobustan too.
Most people take a tour which makes their day hassle-free. It’s possible to reach using public transport by taking bus 195 towards Alat, but, expect to walk a few kilometers to the National Park in Gobustan or take a cab from the bus stop.