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Maku is a city in Azerbaijan region of Iran.


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By air[edit]

Maku has an airport which is some 37 Km far from the city. on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday there are one flight from Tehran to Maku. the only way to get to the town from airport is taxi.

By bus[edit]

There are about 6 buses leaving from Tabriz Central Terminal daily. The journey takes over 4 hours and costs 150,000 IRR (as of June 2018). There are 22 buses leaving daily from Urmiya bus terminal for Maku.

By Taxi[edit]

There are taxis to hire leaving for Maku from outside of both Tabriz and Urmiya bus Terminal.

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Get around[edit]

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  • Baqcheh Jooq Palace which dates back to the end of the Qajar period. It used to be the house of the local governor until 1974. It's 7 km northwest of central Maku and presently 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.
  • Fishing. There exists several lakes and rivers around Maku city. Different kinds of fishes are living in these lakes and rivers.  edit

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Get out[edit]

  • Baqcheh Jooq Palace It is situated in a vast garden covering about 11 hectares. This palace was built at the end of Qajar dynasty under the orders of Iqbal-ol-Saltaneh Makui, one of the commanders of Mozafaredin Shah. Being located on the main transit road between Turkey and Europe makes it popular with tourists.
  • Bazargan (Turkish border crossing) Take a shared taxi to Bazargan for the best rates. Avoid private taxis or drivers as they will likely overcharge you (if you’re an obvious tourist) and drop you 2km downhill from the actual border crossing.

When crossing the border, beware of large numbers of Turkish men trying to import across cartons of cigarettes into Turkey. They will ask you to help bring over some cartons on your person because of the customs allowance. Turkish border security is very hostile towards them but are friendly if you are a foreigner and do not appear to be importing large quantities of cigarettes.

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