Welcome to Maku
Scattered like rubble at the bottom of a towering ravine, Maku makes an atmospheric overnight stop and a good base for hunting Armenian churches in the austere, lonely countryside. Long a key fortress guarding the Ottoman–Persian frontier, Maku was one of many Azerbaijani khanates that gained semi-independence in the chaotic period following the death of Nader Shah in 1749. Although it rejoined Iran in 1829, the khanate was only finally abolished a century later. There's a handful of interesting sites.