city in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran

Maku is a city in Iranian Azerbaijan.

View on Maku from the castle

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Entering the country at Gürbulak/Bazergan border post from Doğubayazıt in Turkey, this will be the first major Iranian town on your route.

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  • 1 Baqcheh Jooq Palace (7 km northwest of central Maku). Palace situated in a vast garden covering about 11 hectares. It was built at the end of Qajar dynasty under the orders of Iqbal-ol-Saltaneh Makui, one of the commanders of Mozafaredin Shah. It used to be the house of the local governor until 1974. And now it functions as a museum displaying some carpets and local handicrafts.    
  • Ruins of a fortress are folded into a ledge of the high cliff that towers above the town centre.
  • Panj Cheshmeh is a bridge is located 5 km from Maku on the Zangmar River, and is a monument from the Safavid era. This bridge was constructed in order to facilitate communications between Tabriz and Maku, and the surrounding rural areas.

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  • Hiking - it is advisable to have a guide or stay within eyesight of the town. Due to its proximity to the Turkish border, it is easy to cross the border unintentionally.
  • Rock climbing- There are numerous rock climbing sites at the northern part of the city, some exceeding 200 meters.

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Routes through Maku
  Doğubayazıt ← Becomes    Bazargan/Gürbulak ←  W   E  TabrizTehran

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