Shirvan National Park

The main attraction in Salyan is the Shirvan National Park, created in 2003 on the basis of a nature reserve that existed here since 1969. It covers a territory of 55 hectares and was founded to preserve the local flora and fauna, especially the goitered gazelle which is listed in the Azerbaijani Red Book of rare and endangered wildlife. Besides gazelles, the park is one of the best places in Azerbaijan for bird watching; 14 species living here are also listed in the Red Book. In autumn and winter flocks of flamingos gather at Flamingo Lake. Entrance costs 2 manats and tours are available in the park. This is a quiet oasis which is well worth the approximately one-hour drive from Baku.

Salyan district