Welcome to İlandağ
Dramatic İlandağ (Snake Mountain) is a 2415m rocky peak that juts abruptly out of the central Naxçivan plains like a gigantic eroded tombstone. It’s clearly visible from Naxçivan City almost 30km away. Legend has it that the cleft in the summit was created by the keel of Noah’s Ark crashing through as the biblical floodwaters were abating.
On a separate rocky outcrop above the village of Xanəgah are the minimal, widely scattered remains of the 7th-century Alinca Fortress, where the main attraction is a series of stupendous views towards İlandağ.