The largest city in the southern region, Lankaran is famous for its flowers, tea brand, and Lavangi (food).
The city is short on must-see attractions but exudes a laid-back charm, has some fine-value accommodation, is full of relentlessly hospitable people, and serves as a springboard for visiting the Talysh Mountains. Being the most beautiful maritime city on the coast of the Caspian Sea, it’s also one of the most popular vacation spots. The city is located in the subtropics climate zone that makes it one of the best balneological center in the country.
It is considered to be one of the most attractive and popular places for holidays. The region has a different and exclusive atmosphere compared to other resorts.
The date of the foundation of the city is not known. It is only known that it was a part of Caucasian Albania and was the center of the Talish khanate in the 18th century.
The city is famous for Lankaran Castle (XVII century) and Kichik Bazar mosque (XIX century). 100 km away from Lankaran - castle walls (XII-XIV centuries), Pir Husein's mosque and tomb, minaret, Sheikh Zubaid's tomb, and other ancient structures are preserved.