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, 34 species of birds live in the reserve, 14 of which are also listed in the Red Book. Tours are available in the park as are guest houses for visitors. Given the large territory of the park, it is not easy to cover the whole area on foot, so park rangers offer visitors horse and car rides.

Salyan district