In­cred­i­ble lake in Land of Fire

Azer News - - Country Guide - By La­man Is­may­ilova

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.

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