This forest is one of the major tourist areas located 10 kilometers from Namin County and 30 kilometers from Ardabil city. It constitutes a part of the eastern forests of Ardabil Province, which is connected to subtropical rainforests of Gilan Province.
This beautiful forest is divided into three main parts including "large Fandoghlou (بویوک مشه)" and "small Fansoughlou (کاظم مشه سی)" that are 700 meters apart. The old Ardabil-to-Astara road as well as some farm fields exists between these two Fandoughlous.
Since this forest is rich in hazels (Fandough tree), this area is called Fandoughlu (i.e. full of hazels).