Best Places to Visit in Iraq
Whenever anyone thought about Iraq, smoky battlefields, charging tanks, and cruise missiles are the things which never fail to skip from our mind. This country is covered in nature’s beauty, including winding waterways of the mighty Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It is also known as the Cradle of Civilization. Today in this blog, we will be discussing the top destination to visit in Iraq.
- Erbil: Erbil has a fantastic history, and this 7,000 years old citadel can be compared to their greats like Byblos and Cadiz. The massive castle in the center of the city is a great attraction here and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Baghdad: The city of Baghdad has suffered in the current time because of incessant bombing and attacks by insurgent groups. To enter the Green Zone of the city, you require a special permit. But still, there is a hope that one day people will be able to visit Baghdad once more.
- Karbala: This town Karbala might not sound like much. But it is the place where 30 million pilgrims make their way each year. It is even believed to be the destination that the archangel Gabriel prescribed as one of the most sacred destinations on earth.
- Hatra: This place is known as the most stunning archaeological sites in the entire country. Here the tourists will get to glimpse wonders of the Parthian age at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although in current years some of the areas had been destroyed. And it remains to be seen how much of Hatra is still intact.