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Historic Site in Takab

Takht-e Soleiman Ruins

Sitting in a lonely bowl of mountains, ringed by 1500-year-old walls, these Unesco-listed ruins are one of the most memorable sights of western Iran. In the 3rd century the state religion of Sassanian Persia was Zor…
Mountain in Takab

Zendan-e Soleiman

This dramatic 97m conical peak dominates the valley landscape for miles around. If you’re reasonably fit, climbing to the crater’s edge should take less than 15 minutes. The path is muddy but obvious, zigzagging up …
Cave in Takab

Karaftu Caves

Set in the side of a large cliff, 42km from Takab in neighbouring Kordestan, this mixture of natural and human-made caverns was used for habitation from early Sassanid times. In one room, an ancient Greek inscriptio…
Hot Springs in Takab

Thermal Pool

This tiny, bubbling, tepid pool, evidence of local geothermal activity, offers peaceful views of Zendan-e Soleiman peak and the surrounding area in the late-afternoon light. Look for an unmarked turnoff 500m west of…