is a reasonably prosperous agricultural town which also has some light
industry, capital of the Rayon of the same name. It was once part of the
Talish-i Gushtasbi region of Persia.
The town's centre is built near the river,
with some modest buildings and a nice Palace of Culture. The Palace of
Culture wih a statue of the poet Nizami illustrates well the Azeri architecture
of the Soviet period. There are no important sights, except maybe the tea
tower. The modest soccer field is home to F.C. Vilash.
you leave Masalli towards the west there are dense woods and also a small
lake, a favourite spot for picnics. West of Masalli you find a spa area
(Masalli Istisu), providing hot mineral baths for a variety of illnesses
or simply for your pleasure. The place is rather scenic with a small hot
waterfall and a miniature suspension bridge. Another waterfall can be found
at Shalala on the road to Yardimli.
Being located on the main road leading south to Lenkoran and Iran, Masali is always busy and commerce is abundant.
In the town there is a very basic hotel, but outside Masalli, on the road going west to Yardimli, there is a good hotel, the Dashtvend. Further down the road, near Masalli Istisu there are also turbazas with some decent huts.
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