Located on the bank of the Nakhchivan River, most tourists are drawn to the city to reap the benefits of its therapeutic salt caves. Treatments are said to help individuals suffering with respiratory disease. The city has a great many historical attractions, amongst them the Mausoleum of Yusuf ibn Kuseyr, built in 1162, the Alinja-Gala Fortress, constructed between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries and the Khan Palace, which dates from the eighteenth century. In addition, pay a visit to Noah’s Mausoleum which occupies a site above an ancient temple.