Nakhchivan salt caves Sanatorium

Nakhchivan salt caves Sanatorium

Nakhchivan region

Nakhchivan - an old and rich cultural district in Azerbaijan

Nakhchivan is the capital of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, located 450 km (280 mi) west of Baku. The city is spread over the foothills of Zangezur chain, on the right bank of the Nakhchivan River at an altitude of almost 1,000 m (3,300 ft). Nakhchivan has a continental semi-arid climate with short but cold, snowy winters and long, dry, very hot summers.

Nakhchivan salt

Do you know the importance of salt in our body? 

Sodium chloride is very important in the development of living organisms. The main source of sodium needed by the body is salt. Sodium chloride - table salt is found mainly in the earth's crust, sea, ocean and lake waters.

 It is gratifying that the amount of potassium chloride and magnesium chloride in the rock salt deposits in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is very small. It was determined that the salt extracted from the Nakhchivan deposits contains 93-95% of sodium chloride and 5% of the insoluble dry residue. This increases the value of the mineral wealth of our native land - Nakhchivan, expands its use in the food industry.

It is important to use iodine-containing salt. It should be remembered that iodine deficiency in the body leads to mental development of people, weakening of working ability, weakening of immunity, stillbirths, maternal deaths and goiter.

The role of Nakhchivan salt in health treatment
For centuries, people have trusted the benefits of salt therapy to strengthen their immune systems and relieve respiratory illnesses. Ancient healers and philosophers recommended salt inhalation for the health problems.

The salt therapy is offering a unique form of alternative therapy that provides with relief from many respiratory ailments. Salt is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial.

Researchers have proved that people with chronic upper respiratory conditions, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis and skin disorders can derive significant benefits from the salt therapy.

Thus, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day doctors, medical experts have championed amazing affects of Salt Cave Therapy aka Halotherapy.

By the way we want to say that the salt of Nakhchivan differs from sea salt. The real Nakhchivan salt is environmentally friendly and does not contain heavy minerals and serves as a cure for many diseases. Magnesia in the composition of this salt creates a condition for use by patients with cardiovascular diseases.

Duzdag salt caves Sanatorium

The magic of Duzdag (Salt mountain)

Nakhchivan is home to a magical salt cave - Duzdag. The area with 130 million tons of natural salt reserve is located 12 kilometers from Nakhchivan city. This Salt Mountain of Azerbaijan is known not only for clear and pure salt, but also for its healing properties. The area has huge salt deposits to have been naturally formed million years before.

In Duzdag, unique salt caves, where it is possible to get rid of respiratory diseases, are located at an altitude of more than 1,173 meters above sea level.

Now a modern wellness center operates here – Duzdag Physiotherapy Center, which has no analogue in the world.

The Duzdag sanatorium is located in the heart of Salt Mountain, which was the place of salt extraction for many years.

The tunnels of the Center are located under the mountain, and the walls are covered with salt plates. The thickness of the underground salt mountain is 8.2 meters, the air temperature is 18-20 degrees, and the humidity varies from 24-50 percent.

The 300-people-designed chambers are located at a depth of 300 meters from the top of the Duzdag Mountain. Two chambers are designed for male, two for female, and one for children, where they sleep, play, talk, eat, and spend at least seven to ten hours.

Today Duzdag is considered the best center for the treatment of not only asthma, but allergic diseases, it is especially effective in the treatment of asthma in childhood. Often, just one course is enough for treatment. The sanatorium has the world's highest efficiency of curing severe forms of bronchial asthma.

Duzdag is the leader among all centers in Europe in treatment of pulmonary diseases and allergies, which does not soften the passage of the disease, but radically destroys the emerging nervous reflex mechanism of excitation of the respiratory center.

With a preventive purpose, 2-3 single visits are enough and even a 10-12 hour stay in the sanatorium's chambers helps to improve ventilation of the lungs and bronchial tree, as well as heart and blood circulation and remove stress.

Citizens of Azerbaijan undergo free treatment in the sanatorium.

Every year the number of sick children coming here from Turkey, Iran, CIS countries, Germany, Poland and other European countries is growing.

Duzdag Hotel

Stay in this modern hotel which is near the Duzdag Physiotherapy Center and provide all the services for comfortable accommodation

Today, the Duzdag sanatorium is experiencing a renaissance. Its popularity challenged the authority to build the only five-star hotel in the autonomous republic a kilometer away from the sanatorium.

The 5-star hotel, built in the arms of the mountains in 2015, stands out for its modernity. The construction of this modern comfortable hotel gave impetus to a sharp increase in the number of foreign tourists, who come here to relax and improve their health.

Located in the Duzdag massif, the Duzdag Hotel is located 18 km from Nakhchivan International Airport, 10 km from the center of Nakhchivan and 2 km from the Duzdag Physiotherapy Center.

Duzdag Hotel has 6 floors, with a total of 151 rooms. 100 standard, 8 suites, 35 small suites, 1 king circle, 7 villas serve the highest comfort of guests. SPA and Fitness center, table games, mini-football and tennis, basketball court, wide aqua for roomy and ultra-modern equipment, television, telephone line, fast WI-FI intrnet line, minibar, secure safe, park, mini olympic pool and sauna.

Guests are provided with airport shuttle service, city tour to the sights of the city, historical and religious monuments and travel guides.

Rich menu, open buffet with high service, besides delicious dishes of Azerbaijani cuisine, rare pearls of world cuisine are offered here.

The "DuzdaР ”РЎСџ" hotel has been enjoyed by the spectacular scenery for open-air concerts, entertaining events and events designed for the summer season in the aqua park area.

The Duzdag hotel has all the facilities created for the young residents (children) and provided with the necessary equipment for children's leisure. Additionally, there are extensive conditions for patients applying for treatment in the Duzdag Physiotherapy Center at Duzdag Hotel, where the treatment is being carried out on the basis of a professional doctor's diagnosis. Duzdag Physiotherapy Center provides services directly to the hotel. There is a 24-hour parking service for car parks and guards.

The price of 1 night accommodation at the hotel starts from $ 100

The Tourist Advise!

We suggest you:

-Visit Nakhchivan, an old and rich cultural district

-Be in Duzdag Salt Mountain : See the magical salt caves

-Get benefit from modern wellness center – Duzdag Physiotherapy Center, which has no analogue in the world, operates here.