Thermal spring water of Istisu – Masalli

Nilufar | Live the World

November 23, 2022

Have you ever seen a river with hot water? If not, then you have the chance of living this incredible experience in Masalli, which is a district in the southern part of Azerbaijan.

Masalli is surrounded by Talish Mountains in the west and the Caspian Sea in the east. The district is famous for its thermal spring “Istisu”, which means “hot water” in Azerbaijani language. The thermal spring comes out in different parts of Vilashchay and it mixes with the water of the river. As a result, the water of the river becomes warmer in those parts.

"Istisu" comes hot from the ground naturally and the heat of its water is more than 60°C. It is used as a treatment for different diseases such as skin diseases, rheumatism, and many others. The reason behind its healing is the chemicals that are included in the water. There is a “Istisu” sanatorium called “Fatima Zahra”, located 10 km from Masalli, which is a great place for rest and health recovery. The sanatorium allows tourists use the water as a treatment tool and enjoy variety of tourist facilities inside beautiful nature.

There is another worth seeing place that every tourist should visit while visiting Masalli. This place is Yardimli Waterfall, which is located in Yardimli district and just 50km far from Masalli. After a treatment and enjoyable hot water, a magnificent waterfall trip will be the last touch to exterminate all your stress.

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