Experience the magic of Naftalan
Naftalan is the centre of health tourism in Azerbaijan as the city is home to the only healing naphthalene oil field in the world and attracts thousands of health-seekers. The oil extracted here looks similar to conventional industrial oils but, thanks to its unique chemical composition, has exceptional therapeutic qualities and is used in the treatment of over 70 diseases. For many visitors the famous Naftalan oil treatment, primarily in the form of oil baths, is the main reason to visit, however this modern city boasts a rich history as well as peaceful parks and wonderful resorts that provide fun and relaxation for the whole family.
Naftalan oil, for centuries known for its healing properties, has a very interesting history. According to the famous legend, the healing properties of Naftalan oil were revealed when a sick camel was healed in the oily lakes in these places. In written sources, information about the curative properties of the Naftalan oil can be found in the works of Nizami Ganjavi, as well as the travel notes of the famous traveler Marco Polo. The beginning of the industrial production of Naftalan oil coincides with the arrival of a German engineer and chemist Jaeger who came to these areas with a desire to extract oil, and began to produce medicated ointment upon noticing the way the locals use this resource.
You can visit the Naftalan Tourism Information Center and get acquainted with the pavilion of the Oil Museum, which contains interesting information about the history of Naftalan oil. In addition, here you can purchase cosmetology products made from Naftalan oil and various souvenirs, as well as explore some oil paintings. In the center you can also receive information about the main tourist attractions of the Naftalan city and surrounding areas, get informative materials and maps.
Naftalan Tourism Information Center
Address: Naftalan, Victory Park
Tel: +99450 319 9455