bathe in Naftalan oil

Naftalan is a resort named after a rare type of oil famous for its healing properties. Come and relax in luxury resorts and spas to get rid of all your aches and pains.

bathein Naftalan oil

bathein Naftalan oil

Approximately one hour’s drive from Ganja is Naftalan – a resort town named after a rare type of oil which for centuries has been extracted and used here to cure all sorts of ailments. According to popular legend, the oil’s healing properties were first spotted by a Silk Road merchant who left one of his sickly camels for dead by a pool of naftalan oil and later returned to find it fully recovered. Later, the town’s sanatoriums were a big hit with Soviet health seekers suffering from skin, muscle, joint and bone conditions, and following a decline in the 1990s, the town has recently re-emerged as one of Azerbaijan’s leading health tourism destinations. Treatment typically involves taking daily baths of crude oil for at least a week at one of the town’s many wellness centres. 

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USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
2.5°C
Average:
2.5 – 9.2°C / 36.5–48.6°F

Feel temperature

Current:
-1.2°C
Average:
-4.6 – 5.2°C / 23.7–41.4°F

Wind

Current:
  • Sunny; breezy this afternoon
  • WNW
  • speed 18.5 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • All year round

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