Incredible lake in Land of Fire
Azerbaijan, also known as the Land of Fire, has no shortage of incredible sceneries. Beautiful places including scenic lakes, emerald forests and wonderful waterfalls offer some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities here.
Goygol Lake is a unique natural treasury of Azerbaijan.
Goygol, or the "Blue beauty" of Azerbaijan, appeared after an earthquake that hit the area in the Middle Ages, by collapsing the mountain that blocked the path of the river. The flow of water created a lake of pure mountain water on top of the Caucasus Mountains. The color and clarity of the waters of Goygol Lake, located 1,600 above sea level is striking. The banks of the lake are covered with forests and rich of flora and fauna. The temperature of the lake water does not rise above + 17 ˚C even in August.
More than 423 types of trees, shrubs and medicinal plants grow here. In the surrounding forests you can meet wolves, foxes, deer, jackals, bears, lynx and many other animals. The lake area is ideal for walking, travelling, and family picnics. Recreation on the shore of the fresh lake is the best decision on hot days.
The Park is open 24 hours a day starting August 2015. To delight in the natural wonder, adults need to pay 2 manat, while children can enjoy the nature for free.