Ganja city has history of + 2500 years, is the second largest city in the country, a monument to its ancient culture, the industrial centre of western Azerbaijan and the home of the great Nizami. Surrounded by a multitude of forests, vineyards, lakes, rivers and mountains. The area is famous for many mineral springs and the unique medicinal oil – naphthalan, extracted 48 km from Ganja, in the city of Naftalan.
In the neighboring area of Goygol, there is the Goygol Nature Reserve which is the primary reserve in Azerbaijan.