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Natural monuments of Azerbaijan

Natural monuments of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan will surprise you with its nature - there are high mountain ridges and plains, semi deserts and woodlands, seas and rivers. You will be delighted to see the:
- The Greater Caucasus Mountains from the north,  the Lesser Caucasus Mountains from the west and south-west and Talysh Mountains from the south-east are stretching in our country.  Bazarduzu, Shahdagh, Babadagh, Delidagh and Ilandagh   are the highest mountains and mountain tops.  The highest mountain top in our country is  Bazarduzu. It is 4466 metres high.
- Valleys, as Tanga valley, Nehram valley, Yasamal valley, Girdimanchay valley
- Ancient human habitats as Azykh cave and Keshikchidagh cave
- Mud volcanoes
- Eternal flames as Yanar Dag and Ateshgah
- Lakes and Waterfalls. Azerbaijan has many lakes with beautiful view, such as Goygol, Maralgol and Batabat. Goygol, which has been formed as a result of an earthquake on the slope of Kapaz Mount, is a miracle of nature. Due to the water in the lake being very transparent, anything deep down up to 13 metres can be seen. The lake’s water is comprised of three layers: fresh water layer, transition layer and poisonous sulphur layer. The interesting thing is that these three layers do not get mixed with each other. The lake is surrounded by dense forests. 

Tourists relax in resorts of the Caspian Sea; they enjoy diving, go for a drive on water skis, wave runners, boats. Those who wish to improve their shape can visit numerous well-known resorts of Azerbaijan. Owing to the unique microclimate Lankaran and Talysh are considered among the best balneotherapeutic resorts.

 

Maralgol lake

Maralgol is an oasis for the thousands of birds, surrounded by wetlands, typical steppe and semi-desert landscapes.

Batabat Lake

Batabat Lake is in the Shahbuz district of the AR of Nakhchivan, in the basin of the Nakhchivan River and covers an area of 16.0 hectares.

Keshikchidagh

“Keshikchidagh” state historical and cultural reserve is located at 75 km distance from the centre of Aghstafa, 28 km from Boyuk-Kasik village.

Gey Gel (Goy Gol) lake

Gey Gel(Azerbaijani: Göygöl, literally "the Blue Lake") is a natural impounded lake in Azerbaijan. It is situated at the footsteps of Murovdag, not far from Ganja.

Azykh cave

It is located in the south-eastern slopes of Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south-west of the Azerbaijan on the left bank of the Guruchay River.

Caspian Sea

All official and unofficial information resources call the Caspian Sea the largest lake in the World. Truly, its area is about 371 000 square kilometres and the maximum depth is 1025m

Ilandag

Ilandag (Snake Mountain) is a 2415m rocky peak that juts abruptly out of the central Nakhchivan plains like a gigantic eroded tombstone.

Mud volcanoes

Azerbaijan is the first in the world by the number of mud volcanoes. 350 out of 800 mud volcanoes in the world are located here