Takab (locally called Tekab), is a tiny city in north west of Iran that has been called previously Shiz. Nowadays many people remind the name of the because of being close to one of the most well known as temples of Iran, Takht-e Soleyman.
Tekab citizens mostly speak in Azeri language because of being in one of Iranian-Azeri provinces. However, the rest of country call them Kurds. Today Tekab hosts several domestic and foreign tourists from all over the world because of visiting Takht-e Soleyman.
It’s been one of the outstanding monuments from ancient Persia that has been preserved from several invasions over the history. It’s very much depends on season and traveling route whether people prefer staying overnight in this city or not.
Those who travel from Tabriz or Urmia, should stay overnight as it can be long day, however, others who travel vise versa can choose whether to stay here to keep going to Zanjan via Sahand road.
People are of the opinion that name of the city comes from Persian Empire as their holy prophet was born here and he founded Azargoshnasb temple. It’s well noted Persians were struggling to preserve the city during Arab’s invasions and they changed the name of it into Takht-e Soleyman as it has been a holy person for Muslims too.
although it is located far from other touristy route, there is a decent hotel in this city for budget-mid range passengers. However, relatively recently, another hostel was opened next to the temple for those who are willing to visit this site for sun rise.
Having fresh foods is always important for people of Iran especially this region. They would all love having kebab with fresh meat for every meal.
Things to do:
Walking randomly along alleys and streets will be very exciting, as you can simply interact with locals who are well dressed in Kurdi costume.
As travel consultants, we would highly recommend visiting this city and its ancient sites for your second trip to Iran, however, it is possible to visit it in a 2-week holiday by having an slightly tight schedule.