Did you know that about 350 out of 800 mud volcanos existing on the face of the Earth are located in Azerbaijan? Most of them are situated at the Gobustan region. Some of the volcanos are considered to be the natural monuments and national natural resources of Azerbaijan.
The world’s largest mud volcanoes - Boyuk Khanizadagh and Turaghai - are both in Azerbaijan. Boyuk Khanizadagh, the diameter and height of which are 10 kilometers and 700 meters respectively, erupted on October 10, 2001, shooting out flames 300 meters in the air. It was the highest record for flames shot from a mud volcano.
The mud volcanoes located in Gobustan National Park sights attracting thousands of tourists annually. A trip to Gobustan will give you a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from very close distance.
Volcanic mud gives a great effect in the treatment of patients suffering from diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, etc.