There are two Qobustans in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
One of them, Qobustan (Maraza) is the center of Gobustan District of Azerbaijan, and is located about 80 km west of Baku. It has a population of 3,945.
This Qobustan is famous for “Diri Baba piri” ruins. Do you know the Diri Baba piri? It’s sacred cemetery and tomb places, Sacred Mausoleum of Sheikhah “Diri Baba”.
The building of the mausoleum which was completed in 1402 is a masterpiece of the architectural school of Shirvan and a beautiful creation of arts of ancient masters. The monument is protected by the government.
After the Diri Baba ruins, you can take a rest in this park. It was a very quiet, clean and pretty park. Heydar Aliyev is the third President (the reign, June, 1993 – October, 2003) of the Azerbaijan Republic.
Another Qobustan is on the bank of Caspian Sea, and a town in Baku. It has a population of 14,470, and is merely a peaceful and calm county town.
The Qobustan is best known for being the home to the famous rock petroglyphs and mud volcanoes.The area has been settled since the 8th millennium BC.
I will tell the Gobustan National ParkIn on the next post. (Azerbaijani: Qobustan)